Tank Mounting problems of the 1998 Ford F-150 - part 1

61 problems related to tank mounting have been reported for the 1998 Ford F-150. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Tank Mounting problem 1
Failure Date: 05/10/2012

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact heard a grinding noise from under the vehicle. The contact stopped the vehicle and noticed that the fuel tank was detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and the contact was advised that the fuel tank and fuel tank straps would have to be replaced. The vehicle was found to be included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The dealer was made aware of the failure and stated that they would not cover the repairs performed on the vehicle because it was not taken to an authorized dealer for the recall repairs. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 6/12/12 updated 06/21/12.

car   Tank Mounting problem 2
Failure Date: 03/01/2012

Consumer writes in regards to 1998 Ford F-150 truck and safety repairs the consumer was denied reimbursement for the repair cost he incurred. Ford stated the repair was completed after the eligibility date of the refund reimbursement plan.

car   Tank Mounting problem 3
Failure Date: 01/31/2012

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact noticed that there was a very strong fuel odor coming from the fuel tank. The contact also received the recall notice associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer was made aware of the fuel odor. The dealer stated that they would only repair the fuel tank straps and not the fuel tank because the fuel tank was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 135,000 and the current mileage was 136,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 4
Failure Date: 01/14/2012

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated after receiving NHTSA recall campaign number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) and having the vehicle diagnosed they advised him that the fuel tank began to leak and they were not going to replace it. The vehicle two straps were repaired but not the fuel tank. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Tank Mounting problem 5
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

1998 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice related to faulty bands holding the gas tank when the consumer contacted the dealer to make an appointment, he was informed there were no parts available.

car   Tank Mounting problem 6
Failure Date: 10/24/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact noticed an overpowering gasoline smell around the exterior of the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered fuel dripping from the fuel tank. The contact stated that approximately 1 gallon of fuel had spilled. The fuel tank strap was corroded and had caused the fuel tank to fracture. The vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the fuel tank would not be covered under the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 12/06/lj.

car   Tank Mounting problem 7
Failure Date: 10/13/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact was driving 10 mph when the fuel tank dropped as a result of one of the straps breaking. The contact mentioned that no fuel was spilled and after inspecting the vehicle, he realized that both straps were corroded. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 155,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 8
Failure Date: 10/10/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated the straps on the fuel tank were rusting. The contact believed that the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline: storage: tank assembly: mounting) applied to the failure but the contact was advised by the manufacturer that the vehicle could not be repaired under the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 180,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 9
Failure Date: 10/03/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford f150. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline: storage: tank assembly: mounting). The dealer made repairs to the vehicle but shortly after, the vehicle began to experience a failure in which fuel would leak when refueling. The dealer informed the contact that they were not responsible for the failure and that she would have to pay to repair the fuel tubing and the fuel tank. The manufacturer was notified who advised that unless they saw the leak from the straps that they would not pay for the repairs. The failure mileage was 250,000. Updated 11/03/11. Updated 11/14/11.

car   Tank Mounting problem 10
Failure Date: 10/03/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) and took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer refused to perform the recall repairs due to rust on the mounting hooks for the straps. The dealer stated that they would have to weld the mounting hooks. The contact did not call the manufacturer and the vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure was a serious safety issue that could lead to a crash. The failure mileage was 140,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 11
Failure Date: 09/26/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel tank straps were completely rusted and causing the fuel tank to leak. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) and contacted the dealer for repairs. The dealer was advised of the failure and stated that they would not replace the fuel tank unless it was completely detached from the vehicle and leaking fuel. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 12
Failure Date: 09/23/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the fuel tank was leaking as a result of corroded fuel tank straps. The contact was also informed that they were only required to replace the fuel tank straps according to the recall. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 13
Failure Date: 09/15/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While parked, the contact noticed a fuel odor. After inspecting the vehicle the contact noticed that the rear fuel tank strap was corroded and caused a fracture in the fuel tank, causing fuel to leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician advised that the vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) but the recall would only cover the fuel strap replacement and not the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000. Updated 10/27/lj updated 12/06/2011.

car   Tank Mounting problem 14
Failure Date: 09/09/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that there was a hole in the fuel tank and fuel was leaking. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall repairs. The repairs did not stop the fuel tank from leaking. The dealer informed the contact that the fuel tank would need replacing but was not covered under the recall. The dealer contacted the manufacturer who confirmed that they will not assist with repairs to the vehicle because the specific part that had failed was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 133,355.

car   Tank Mounting problem 15
Failure Date: 09/08/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he noticed that one of the fuel tank straps was fractured due to corrosion. The two remaining fuel tank straps were experiencing corrosion as well, but were not fractured. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The contact expressed concern because only the fractured strap was replaced under the recall. The contact was informed that according to the recall, they were only obligated to replace the fractured strap. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that they would only replaced the strap which fractured. The contact also stated that the rear leaf springs fractured and pierced through the truck bed due to corrosion. In addition, the frame under the front driver side also exhibited rust and corrosion. The failure mileage was 175,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 16
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

1998 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice and problem with charging system the consumer stated after having the fuel straps replaced at the dealer under the recall, a few days later, he began to smell gas. When he looked under the vehicle, he discovered the fuel tank was leaking gas around the rear fuel tank strap, that was just replaced days before. The consumer returned to the dealer and explained to them, the fuel tank was not leaking when he first brought the truck to them. The dealer stated they were not responsible.

car   Tank Mounting problem 17
Failure Date: 08/25/2011

The contact owns 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated the tank was covered with rust and he was able to stick an object through it since there was a hole in it. The contact was awaiting a service appointment with the dealer to have recall number: 11v385000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) repair performed; however, he stated the tank as well as the straps should be replaced in order to prevent further hazards. The manufacturer was not notified. The current and failure mileage was 140,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 18
Failure Date: 08/22/2011

While the vehicle was traveling on a level, paved two-lane rural road, the front fuel tank storage mounting strap broke. The front of the fuel tank dropped down and came in contact with the road surface causing it to be dragged. The tank was pushed backwards and it broke off the brake line to the rear axle creating a loss of braking ability. The vehicle coasted to a stop and it was found that the fuel tank was punctured where it had dragged on the pavement, causing a loss of approximately fifteen gallons of gasoline on the surface of the road. The local Ford dealer was contacted and it was determined that the dealer did not have the parts required for the repair. The Ford dealer advised to have the vehicle towed to a non-Ford repair facility, have it repaired and the cost would be reimbursed by Ford.

car   Tank Mounting problem 19
Failure Date: 08/17/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated while the recall remedy was performed under NHTSA campaign id number:11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) the dealer confirmed there was a hole in the fuel tank. The manufacturer was contacted, but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 140,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 20
Failure Date: 08/15/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While inspecting the vehicle the contact noticed the fuel tank was fractured and there was a fuel leak. The contact received a recall notice under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the recall repair where the technician stated the fuel tank straps would not be replaced because there was a fuel leak and the fuel tank was not a part of the recall for replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 21
Failure Date: 07/20/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While rotating the tires on the vehicle the contact noticed the fuel tank straps were corroded. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) but the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 22
Failure Date: 07/19/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 30 mph the contact depressed the brake pedal. The brakes did not respond and the contact crashed into a vehicle. A report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop where the mechanic stated the brake line was rusted. One of the fuel tank straps were covered with rust and the other strap was broken. The brake lines were replaced. The fuel tank straps were not repaired because the part was not available and had to be ordered. There was a NHTSA recall campaign number: 11v385000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) that may be related to the failure. The contact was unaware if the VIN was included in the recall. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 23
Failure Date: 07/19/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 5 mph the contact heard a dragging sound from underneath the vehicle. The contact turned the vehicle off and noticed the fuel tank had detached. The fuel tank was fractured and approximately eighteen gallons of fuel spilled onto the ground. The police and fire department reported to the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technicians stated the fuel tank straps needed to be replaced due to corrosion. The fuel tank and fuel lines also needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. There was an investigation open under NHTSA action number: ea11006 (fuel system, other storage tank assembly fuel system, other storage tank assembly mounting fuel system, gasoline storage tank assembly mounting) that may be related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage 170,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 24
Failure Date: 07/17/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the fuel tank detached from the vehicle and caused sparks when it fell onto the ground. The contact noticed that both fuel tank straps were corroded, and approximately 10 gallons of fuel leaked out from a hole in the fuel tank. The vehicle was towed home and was not repaired. There was an investigation under NHTSA action number: ea11006 (fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:mounting fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) that may be related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. The VIN was not available.

car   Tank Mounting problem 25
Failure Date: 07/05/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While driving at approximately 70 mph, there was a clunking noise coming from under the front driver side door. Also, the contact noticed that the fuel gauge reading dropped to empty in approximately forty five seconds. The contact stopped the vehicle and noticed that the road they had been traveling was on fire. The contact then discovered that the fuel tank had detached from the vehicle and both straps were missing from the fuel tank. The contact was unaware of the conditions of the straps and stated that approximately fifteen gallons of fuel spilled out of a hole in the fuel tank. The vehicle was towed to an an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated the fuel tank and the both straps needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. There was an open investigation under NHTSA action number: ea11006 (fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:mounting fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) that may be related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000. Updated 08/11/11.



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