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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,781 miles

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1997 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1997 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #15

Apr 142010

F-150

  • 168,112 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving at 40 mph in 1997 Ford F-150 pickup on 4 lane highway. Heard noise towards rear of vehicle. No collision spare tire exited bottom of bed. Bounced on roadway across traffic on other side of 4 lane on coming traffic behind then and in front of vehicles. Somehow no one collided with the rolling spare tire as it exited the roadway to the should of roadway. Tire now in bed of truck not underneath until I can repair due to broken cable that supported tire.

- Micanopy, FL, USA

problem #14

May 012006

F-150 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Ford F-150. While driving 30 mph, the rear of the vehicle bounced off the ground for approximately three seconds. The contact pulled over and noticed that the spare tire detached from the vehicle. The dealer stated that the cable to the spare tire holder was corroded and caused the failure. The spare tire holder was replaced. There were no damages. The VIN, engine size, and number of cylinders were unknown. The failure mileage was 156,000 and current mileage was 176,000.

- Marion, IN, USA

problem #13

Apr 052007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Ford F-150. The spare tire carrier detached from the end of the spare tire retainer. The contact was traveling 35 mph, and stated that the vehicle did not hit any bumps. The current and failure mileages were 81,000. The consumer states that the retainer was at the end of the cable assembly used to lower and raise the spare tire. The consumer also states that the tire bounced 6ft in the air and almost hit the card behind him. Update 05/04/07

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #12

Jul 032003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Cable of spare tire carrier broke, causing spare tire & support bracket to fall onto roadway.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #11

Jan 082003

(reported on)

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The spare tire that is mounted on vehicle is rubbing against the frame or body of vehicle, causing the tire to be worn in 8 different places. Consumer noticed this while changing a flat, the rubber tread had worn down to the plastic.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #10

Aug 062001

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Spare tire lift and holder

- El Campo, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 261999

F-150 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front hubs work intermittently when in 4 wheel drive. Took to dealer and he said that since they cannot duplicate the problem (wouldnt work for me on grass), that they stated that there is no problem, but if you have one to call a tow truck if you get stuck again. Also another problem--spare tire and wheel assembly were replaced by charapp with wrong diameter tire and wheel. Dealer did not recommend using this size spare tire because it was a different size than the original tires on the truck. This makes no sense for them to give me this spare when they admit it is a safety hazard..

- Canonsburg, PA, USA

problem #8

Feb 061999

F-150

  • miles
Emergency spare tire has never been used. Had taken vehicle to wal mart to have tires rotated. Mechanic could not use spare tire due to damage from storage of cross board supports. Tire had severe indentations. Good year PS235/704X16 sl BSW.

- Thibodaux, LA, USA

problem #7

Feb 221999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Spare tire is mounted under vehicle against frame resulting in damage to tire.

- Attica, NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 221999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Spare tire is mounted under vehicle against frame resulting in damage to tire.

- Attica, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 221999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Spare tire is mounted under vehicle against frame resulting in damage to tire.

- Attica, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 011998

F-150

  • miles
Spare tire damaged due to design of the mounting system which cut grooves into the sidewall.

- Huntland, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 261998

F-150

  • miles
Grooves worn into spare tire sidewall due to rubbing agains frame beneath truck bed. Tire has never been used and now may be unsafe since the grooves are 15-20% into the sidewall. Ford dealer referred me to the manufacturer who denied any problem.

- Flanders, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 131996

F-150

  • miles
Spare on the truck is 16' and the truck comes with 17' tires from the factory. Spare tire is too small for 4 wheel drive.

- Huston, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 131996

F-150

  • miles
Spare on the truck is 16' and the truck comes with 17' tires from the factory. Spare tire is too small for 4 wheel drive.

- Huston, TX, USA

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