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Average Mileage:
277,480 miles
Total Complaints:
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1997 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1997 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 122014

F-150 Off Road 4x4 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 277,480 miles


Every time it rains, my windshield leaks water onto the GEM module/fuse box causing numerous shorts. 4x4 low range light comes on while driving highway speeds, solenoid clicks like it's trying to activate low range, heat gauge has stopped working and maxed itself out when started, it's now on its third windshield which needs to be resealed. If it doesn't fix the leak then I'm done owning Fords as I've sunk $3,600 into the truck in the last year to keep it driving and it's now like to burn itself down from a problem known about since April 22, 2001 but has yet to take accountability for and fix for their customers.

- , Freeport, KS, USA

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