Tank Mounting problems of the 1999 Ford F-150

19 problems related to tank mounting have been reported for the 1999 Ford F-150. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Tank Mounting problem 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2012

1999 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to recall repairs not being completed the dealer informed the consumer that one of the two straps was completely rotted and just hanging there and not supporting anything. Therefore, the gas tank was being held in place by only one strap. The dealer stated they could not make the repairs due to the corrosion, as it had affected the frame where the gas tank attached too. The consumer stated ever since he went to the dealer, there is an odor of gas emitting from the vehicle.

car   Tank Mounting problem 2
Failure Date: 12/08/2011

The contact owns a 1999 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 for repairs. During the recall repairs, the fuel tank began leaking abnormally due to corrosion of the fuel tank and straps. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised the contact that they would not replace the tank or the straps. The failure and the current mileages were approximately 208,846.

car   Tank Mounting problem 3
Failure Date: 10/12/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Ford f150. The contact received notification of NHTSA recall number: 11v385000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) and took the vehicle to the dealer for repair. The dealer advised that there was a hole in the fuel tank, which needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified nor was the vehicle repaired. The current and failure mileages were 157,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Tank Mounting problem 4
Failure Date: 10/11/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to be repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The contact was informed that the fuel tank also leaking, but that failure was not covered under the recall. The fuel tank was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 123,800.

car   Tank Mounting problem 5
Failure Date: 09/26/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact received a NHTSA recall campaign number: 11v385000, fuel system, gasoline: storage: tank assembly: mounting. The Ford recall campaign number was 11s21. He took his vehicle to the dealer to be repaired but there was a bolt that was holding the straps which was covered with rust and corroded. The dealer stated they would not repair the recall since the bolt was covered with rust. The contact was informed that the bolt repair would cost the contact $300 or they will not return his vehicle to him. The contact does not want the bolt repaired if it was not a part of the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 64,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 6
Failure Date: 09/22/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle exhibited a strong fuel odor. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic that located the failure as the fuel tank being corroded and causing the fuel tank to leak. The manufacturer was contacted and a complaint was filed. In addition, the manufacturer advised that they could assist by replacing the fuel tank straps only and that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 115,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 7
Failure Date: 09/19/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact stated that there was a fuel leak in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system: gasoline: storage: tank: mounting) but the contact was advised that the fuel leak the contact was experiencing would not be repaired under the recall. The contact stated that the leak was caused by rust and fractured straps on the fuel tank. The contact believed the failure was a manufacturing defect and should have been added to the original recall. The failure mileage was 185,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 8
Failure Date: 09/15/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was parked the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the fuel tank was corroded. The vehicle was included in the NHTSA recall id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the fuel tank would not be replaced under the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 9
Failure Date: 09/03/2011

Gas leaking from back end of gas tank. Gas tank rusted through on back of tank were a plastic shield was afixed by Ford. Removed plastic shield and entire end of gas tank rusted and leaking. Brushed away loose rust and multiple holes appeared and gas poured out. The plastic shield has a space between it and the tank which collects dirt/snow and road salt causing the gas tank to fail and leak. The rest of the gas tank is sound except for the straps that hold it in place. Ford has issused a recall for the straps. Ford should consider the entire gas tank for recall because of this plastic cover that cause the gas tank to fail and leak. A very serious danger of fire.

car   Tank Mounting problem 10
Failure Date: 08/29/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact received a recall notice in the mail for repairs under the NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The contact took the vehicle in to be repaired and during a diagnostic test was advised that the mounting was covered with rust. The dealer and manufacturer denied the recall stating that the contact would have to purchase a new mount before the recall could be performed on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 160,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 11
Failure Date: 07/13/2011

The contact owns a 1999 F-150. The contact stated that the fuel straps which held the fuel tank in place fractured, allowing the fuel tank to detach from the vehicle and fall onto the ground. As a result, fuel spilled out from the fuel tank. The dealer and manufacturer were made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 115,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 12
Failure Date: 05/30/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 1999 Ford f150. While driving approximately 55 mph the contact heard a dragging noise from underneath the vehicle. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and noticed two of the straps had detached from the fuel tank and were rusted. The contact stated no fuel had leaked. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technicians stated the fuel tank, straps and a valve 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 203,000. Ds.

car   Tank Mounting problem 13
Failure Date: 05/13/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Ford f150. While driving approximately 10 mph into a driveway, a loud noise emitted outside of the vehicle. The contact turned the engine off and detected both fuel tank straps were fractured due to rust. As a result of the failure, there was a small amount of fuel leakage on the ground. The manufacturer was notified and they advised there was not a recall pertaining to the defect. The failure mileage was approximately 146,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 14
Failure Date: 02/02/2011

1999 fuel tank strap rusted apart and fuel tank fill nozzle became loose when straps let go and fuel began coming out.

car   Tank Mounting problem 15
Failure Date: 10/23/2010

The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. While examining the vehicle, the contact noticed that the fuel tank strap had rusted. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 115,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 16
Failure Date: 09/12/2010

On September 12, 2010, I was driving on a dirt road at speeds of under 25 miles per hour when I heard a noise coming from under the vehicle. I pulled the vehicle safely over to the side of the road and myself, and the 2 other people in the truck got out to attempt to locate the source of the noise. Immediately, we noticed that the front fuel tank strap(the strap closest to the front of the vehicle) was rusted and broken. As a result, the tank was loose and bouncing. That caused it to hit the underside of the passenger compartment. Since we were many miles from an auto parts store, we used a small rachet strap to keep the fuel tank in place. The next day, I saw a news story about the investigation, and decided to hold off on making the repair until I contacted the NHTSA office.

car   Tank Mounting problem 17
Failure Date: 09/04/2010

The contact owns a 1999 Ford f150. While driving the vehicle vibrated and the contact pulled over and found the gas tank fell off the vehicle, the gas tank strap broke due to corrosion. The contact was able to put the gas tank back on the vehicle with some nylon straps. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer will be contacted. The failure and the current mileage were 200,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 18
Failure Date: 05/04/2010

1999 Ford f150 2wd truck with 80,000 miles the fuel tank fell out of the truck. Upon investigation, it was found that the fuel tank straps has corroded apart. When re-installing new straps, it was found that the fuel fill tube was corroded, as well, with several holes in it. Also, while re-attaching fuel tank it was found that the rear three cross-members were on there way to corroding into two pieces, and had already completely broken in other places. Upon removal of pick-up truck bed for examination, it was found that the rear spring shackle pins had corroded away, leaving no support. Further, the frame rails were corroded to the point that they could be bent by hand- no tools used! this should be a major safety recall by Ford as an unsuspecting user hauling a trailer may loose their trailer, despite safety chains attached, causing injury, or death, and property damage. An unsuspecting driver would also be subject to the fuel tank falling off the truck, while driving. It could burst into flames, due to hot exhaust, or road sparks. This also poses the safety hazard of fuel spillage on a roadway. This is not the first truck manufactured by Ford that has had problems of this nature, but this is the worst I have seen, and there are more than likely more cases known to other mechanics, as well as some that have gone undetected as of yet.

car   Tank Mounting problem 19
Failure Date: 05/09/2009

The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving, she noticed that the fuel tank had detached from the vehicle. No fuel was lost. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who replaced the fuel tank straps. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 117,841 updated 11/02/11.



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