1997 Ford F-150 Visibility Windshield problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1997 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Visibility Windshield problems and defects. Total reports: 28.

Window Handle Failed.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF076XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TAFT, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 01, 1996

Driving At Turn Pike Speed The Rear Window Exploded With A Pop Sound, Three Weeks Later The Driver’s Side Window Exploded Outward. *ak After Sitting For Two Days Infront Of Our Home. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1769VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW ARK, DE. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Aug 12, 1997

Windshield Glass Has Spots Etched Into Glass , Causing Poor Visibility

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOLTSVILLE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970320. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 27, 1997

The Windshield Makes A Noise Like It’s Going To Explode And Then It Cracks, Also The Windshield Wipers Lift Off Of The Vehicle At A Speed Of 55mph Or Greater. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAMBERTVILLE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 17, 1997

Window Weather-stripping Loose.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W4VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BELVIDERE, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 13, 1997

Windshield Leaking.

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BEREA, KY. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Water Leaking Inside The Vehicle. Glass Shop Informed Consumer That A Window Separated From Frame. Consumer Believed That This Condition Was Caused By A Manufacturer’s Defect. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LEAVENWORTH, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 15, 1999

Driver’s And Passenger’s Windows Cracked Along The Edges, Causing Injuries. Common Problem. Please Provide Further Information. *ak

2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W9VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WASILLA, AK. Vehicle was purchased on 19970905. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 15, 1999

The Sliding Window Has Leaked Many Times And Seems It Is A Manufacturing Defect. Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763UK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOUNT EDEN, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

The Sliding Window Has Leaked Many Times And Seems It Is A Manufacturing Defect. Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763UK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOUNT EDEN, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

The Skin On The Outside Of The Driver Side Door Has Developed A Crack That Is 1.5 Inches Long. This Crack Was Caused By The Window Going Up And Down. ford Wants The Owners Of Out Of Warranty Vehicles To Pay $250 Toward Repairs. Obvious Engineering Flaw. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RICHMOND, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 01, 1999

Cracks Had Developed In The Window On The Driver’s & Passenger’s Side Doors. The Cracks Are Slowly Getting Worse. Took Vehicle To Dealership & Was Informed By Mechanic Nothing Could Be Done. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILL IN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in S. HAVEN, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 19, 2000

Cracks Developing Near Bottom Of Windows Just Under The Edge Of The Moulding And On The Drivers Side Has Now Grown To A Little Over .25inch. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROYAL, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 19990401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Consumer Noticed Cracks In Lower Rear Corner Of Window Frame. Dealer/manufacturer Notified, And Refused To Repair Unless Cost Goes To Consumer. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX08W6VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KENT, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 13, 2000

Consumer Was Washing Vehicle And Noticed That Water Come Through The Rear Window, And Got Inside Of Vehicle. Possibly, There Was Damage With Seatbelt. Consumer Took Vehicle To The Dealership, And They Told Him That Vehicle Wasn’t On Recall. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1STDX1865VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TULSA, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 01, 2000

The Failure Occurs At The Seam Next To The Window On The Drivers And Passengers Door At The Rear Of The Window{just Above The Door Handle} Right Where The Rubber Molding Ends. I Have Seen This Crack On Almost Every f-150 I Have Inspected Made In 1997. I Have Shown 5 Other People The Cracks On Their Vehicles And Have Also Shown The Local ford Dealerships In Town. But Despite The Fact That They Have Received A Bulletin From ford Authorizing Them To Replace The Door Some Of Them Refuse To Do So. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W7VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EGLIN AFB, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 01, 1997

Detected A Defect On The Driver’s Door, Located At The Lower Right Corner Of Window Pillar. Defect Description Is A Small Crack Which Is Approx. 3/8″ Long And Is Rusting.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BOLINGBROOK, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Sept 01, 2000

The Door Post At Lower Right Of Window Is Cracking At Both Doors Through Research I Have Found This To Be A Common Problem With ford F150 & F250 Trucks And I Feel This Could Be A Safety Concern And Fmco Does Not Want To Address This Matter. Thank You Michael. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST HAVEN, CT. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 07, 2001

Window Located Behind Driver And Passenger, Makes A Squeaking, Rattling Noise.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CORINTH, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 13, 1997

There Is A Crack In The Sheetmetal Approximately 3 Inches Up From The Bottom Corner Of The Window. This Crack Is On Both Doors. It Appears To Result From The Bending Of The Door When The Window Is Raised And Lowered. The Crack Is Getting Bigger With Time, And Will Cause The Door To Break.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ALGER, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 27, 2001

Rear Sliding Window Will Leak Water Everytime It Rains And Could Not Fix The Situation. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOPEWELL, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 01, 2001

Crack In Each Door Near Window. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW ALBANY, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20010601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

The Back Window Leaks And Both Doors Have A Crack Right On The Doors On The Corner Of The Windows. I Talked To Someone Else And They Have The Same Problem With The Leak And The Cracked Paint. Can You Please Look Into This For Me. Thank You!

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W3VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PULASKI, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20011001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

I Have Noticed That I Have Devolped Cracks On My Drivers Side Door And Passenger Door. Im Curious To Know Why Some Sort Of Action Has Not Been Taken By ford Motor Company. I Have Read On Certain ford Websites That As Much As 65% Of F150 Pickup Trucks Have This Problem. Im Would Like To Know What Would Have To Be Done In Order To Solve This Problem.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0863VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LITTLE FERRY, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on 20020101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Consumer Stated That The Back Window Fell Outward Without Warning All In One Piece. Ts Rear Windshield Had To Be Replaced. *tt

Mileage was 81535 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1725VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LANESVILLE, IN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: HILLSIDE MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: GEORGETOWN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 47122 .

Jan 04, 2003

Rear Windshield Leaks. Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For Repairs, But The Problem Still Exists.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0868VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in INWOOD, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Hood Pops Unlocked While Driving.seat Belts On Front Seats Do Not Retract Fully When Unbuckled, Hang On Floor Between Seat And Door. Upon Opening Of Door, The Loose Belt Loop Falls Past The Door Seal Area And Upon Door Closure Becomes Lodged Between Door And Jamb. When Vehicle Re-entry Is Made By Driver Or Passenger, And Belt Is Put On, A False Tension Is Achieved By Door Jamb Seal. This Leaves Up To 10 To 14 Inches Of Loose Belt That Feels Like It Is Actually Tensioned As To Protect The Occupant. This Loose Belt Slack Continues As The Belt Extends And Retracts In Normal, Non Inertia Locked Mode. Only Upon Heavy Breaking, Or Forward Force By Occupant Does The Belt Slip Past The Lower Door Jamb Seal And Extends The Belts Reach. This Can Cause A Fatality For One Of The Following Four Reasons. First, On Frontal Impact, The Belt Allows The Driver Or Passenger To Be Thrust Forward And Either Come Into Undue Contact With The Dash Or Steering Wheel. Secondly, The Falsely Tensioned Belt Allows The Driver Or Passenger To Be Propelled Too Close To A Deploying Front Airbag, Causing Undue Frontal Contact With Airbag Which Can Result In Increased Injury Or Death. Thirdly, On Pickup Truck Models Equipped With Key Deactivated Front Seats Occupied By Children, The Loosening Belt Can Reach The Youth Passenger Seat Occupant Right Into Windshield. And Fourth, In Passenger Pickup Truck Models, With The Air Bag Turned Off By Key Switch, Untensioned Belt Does Not Restrain A Baby / Child Car Seat, Likely Causing The Seat To Be Rendered Ineffictive And Possibly More Hazardous If It Were Not Used At All.he Belt Assemblies Made For ford By Trw. This Condition Was Evident When Vehicle Was Less Than Year Old , Got Progresssively Worse , First Incident Fall 1997. I Was First Titled Owner, Bought Demo. Elbow Injury In 2003. I’m A Former Mi. Lic.master Mechanic .i Have Tested For This Problem In Similar ford Vehicles On Used Car Lots And Have Observed Same Effect In Many ford f-150‘s. *ak

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W2VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MACOMB, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971125. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JEROME DUNCAN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: STERLING HEIGHTS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI.

Apr 08, 2003

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That There Was A Water Leak In The Front Windshield Or A Firewall That Caused Electrical Damage To The Fuse Box Or The Gem Module. The Failure Occurs During The Rain. While Driving At Any Rpm, The Fuse Box Would Short Out. The Warning Lights On The Instrument Panel Would Flash Intermittently And The Vehicle Would Not Accelerate. The Vehicle Was Repaired, But The Failure Still Persists. The Failure Mileage Was 121,000. Updated 3/5/09 *cn The Windshield Was Replaced And No Longer Leaks. An Improper Seal Was The Cause Of The Leakage. Updated 03/10/09. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 121000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L0VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OWASSO, OK. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 03, 2008

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