Tank Mounting problems of the 2000 Ford F-150

23 problems related to tank mounting have been reported for the 2000 Ford F-150. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2000 Ford F-150 based on all problems reported for the 2000 F-150.

car   Tank Mounting problem 1
Failure Date: 02/22/2012

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated that both of the fuel tank straps fractured and as a result, the fuel tank was sitting on top of the skit plates. The contact also mentioned that the fuel tank was leaking due to the corrosion damage around the straps. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) did not include the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 164,621.

car   Tank Mounting problem 2
Failure Date: 01/26/2012

The contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number:11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). After the repair, the fuel tank began leaking. The contact called the dealer and the dealer informed the contact that they could only repair the fuel tank straps at no cost only once under the recall. The manufacturer was also contacted and advised him that the fuel tank would not be covered by the recall. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 135,892.

car   Tank Mounting problem 3
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

2000 Ford F-150. Consumer states wheel rims started to rust out in one year the consumer also stated the bumper rusted out in one year, and the abs light illuminated. The brakes were inspected several times, but no problem was found. The high beams would not come on, the plastic on the outside rearview mirror fell off, the dome light in the cab wouldn't come on, and the tailgate wouldn't close, the windshield wiper washer, wipers and heating system did not work. The power steering pump leaked all the time, the gear shifter wouldn't go into park. The fuel strap failed three years ago and caused the fuel tank to fall to the ground.

car   Tank Mounting problem 4
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

2000 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to recall for a faulty strap that holds the gasoline tank the consumer stated he received a recall notice regarding faulty fuel straps that held the gas tank in place. The consumer stated he was well aware of the problem as the tank actually fell off his vehicle about a year ago, in which he promptly bought the straps and re-attached the tank to the vehicle. The consumer stated Ford was not accepting the fact that the tank has been leaking since the incident and refused to replace the tank with the straps. The assertion is the tank is leaking due to corrosion.

car   Tank Mounting problem 5
Failure Date: 10/18/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. 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 when she was informed that the canister bracket which held the fuel tank needed to replaced as well as the floor boards and the rocket panel. The dealer informed the contact that they would not cover the cost since it was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, did not offer any assistance. No repairs were performed. The approximate failure mileage was 131,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 6
Failure Date: 10/07/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. In the attempt of getting the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting), the dealer diagnosed that the recall could not be performed due to rust being in the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect, but denied any assistance with the repair. The failure and current mileage was 96,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 7
Failure Date: 10/01/2011

200 Ford f]-150. Consumer states difficulty with getting recall repairs done in a reasonable time. The consumer stated the recall letter stated it would 1/2 day. The dealership stated it would take much longer, due to the overwhelming number of inspections that needed to be done on other trucks. Also, the consumer was informed the parts were not available.

car   Tank Mounting problem 8
Failure Date: 09/29/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated after receiving NHTSA campaign I. D. Number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) the contact took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer stated they could not perform the recall due to a skid plate covering the fuel tank. The contact stated one of the straps were broken and if the other strap brakes the fuel tank could drop on the skid plate. The contact called the manufacturer and stated there was nothing they could do. The contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 218,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 9
Failure Date: 09/20/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for a recall repairs under NHTSA campaign id number:11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline: storage: tank assembly: mounting). After the remedy repairs were performed, the fuel tank began leaking a significant amount of fuel. The dealer refused to take responsibility in correcting the defect. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and they were unable to provide assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 10
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) and attempted to contact the dealer to secure an appointment for recall repairs. The dealer advised the contact to call back later. The contact stated that there had been numerous attempts to secure an appointment with the dealer since September 2011 but to no avail. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was 109,000 and the current mileage was 110,000. The VIN was not available.

car   Tank Mounting problem 11
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

2000 Ford F-150. Consumer states the metal gas straps that attach the gas tank to the truck were rusted and the gas tank was leaking as a result the dealer stated the leak was a direct result from the rusted metal straps. Ford stated they would not pay for a new tank, unless the tank fell out of the truck and caught fire.

car   Tank Mounting problem 12
Failure Date: 08/15/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. The vehicle was parked when the contact noticed a pin sized hole on the fuel tank and the bracket was completely rusted. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting); however the technician was unable to perform the recall repair until the bracket was replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact expressed concern that the bracket replacement should have been included in the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the problem but provided no assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Tank Mounting problem 13
Failure Date: 08/10/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact heard a dragging noise coming from the rear while driving approximately 25 mph. The contact then noticed that the fuel tank was dragging and leaking fuel onto the ground. The vehicle was stopped and then towed to an authorized dealer, who stated that the fuel tank straps were corroded. The manufacturer would not assist with the fuel tank replacement because the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline: storage: tank assembly: mounting). The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 250,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 14
Failure Date: 07/29/2011

On Friday, July 29, 2011 I noticed something hanging down below my 2000 model year Ford f150 pickup truck. Upon closer investigation I discovered that the dangling object was the remains of the front fuel tank mounting strap which had failed due to corrosion. The front of the fuel tank was drooping down four to six inches from its normal position and the tank was being held only by the rear strap. Examination of the rear strap revealed that it was also severely rusted. The following morning I purchased new front and rear fuel tank mounting straps from my local Ford dealer's parts department and installed them myself. As a retired engineer, I was disappointed by how flimsy these straps are and how their corrosion resistance is obviously inadequate to prevent failure. That evening, Saturday, July 31, 2011, there was a report on a local television station of a hazmat team response to an incident near good hope road and us highway 45 in milwaukee, wisconsin in which the fuel tank of a Ford f150 pickup had fallen to the ground due to failure of the fuel tank straps. That led me to the discovery that NHTSA has been investigating corrosion failures of fuel tank mounting straps on f150s. I believe the evidence shows that a vehicle safety defect is present in the design of these straps, in that the design is insufficient to prevent or withstand corrosion which could reasonably be expected to occur during the normally expected lifetime of the vehicle. I strongly urge that a mandatory recall be issued against Ford f150 vehicles and any others using these or similarly inadequate fuel tank mounting straps.

car   Tank Mounting problem 15
Failure Date: 07/07/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel tank fell off of the vehicle and fuel spilled on the ground. The manufacturer was notified, but did not offer any assistance. The dealer was notified and diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new tank assembly. The failure was in the process of being repaired. The failure and current mileage was 170,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Tank Mounting problem 16
Failure Date: 06/27/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. While driving approximately 35 mph the contact heard a sound underneath the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle the contact noticed one of the straps were cracked and the other strap was broken in two places due to corrosion. There was no fuel spill and the contact was able to drive the vehicle to an independent mechanic. The fuel tank straps were replaced. 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 80,000. Updated 08/01/lj one of the two gas tank straps broke into pieces and the other strap broke in half. Updated 08/08/11.

car   Tank Mounting problem 17
Failure Date: 06/07/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. While the vehicle was parked the contact noticed there was a small puddle of fuel on the ground and a strong fuel smell. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the fuel straps were corroded. The contact was not aware of the amount of fuel that had spilled. The contact noticed the fuel was more likely to leak when the fuel tank was full. 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 vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 18
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. While traveling 55 mph, the contact noticed a dragging noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. After examining the vehicle, the contact discovered that the front end of the fuel tank was dragging onto the pavement. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the fuel tank would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and there were no prior warnings of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 213,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 19
Failure Date: 09/25/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. The contact was driving 60 mph when the fuel tank straps fractured and caused the fuel tank to fall to the ground, spewing gasoline onto the highway. The fire department was called to clean the fuel from the highway. The vehicle was towed to a nearby lot where the contact was awaiting for repairs. The dealer and the manufacturer were not yet contacted. The failure mileage was 70,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 20
Failure Date: 09/21/2010

Tl- the contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. While driving approximately 30 mph sparks began to ignite under the vehicle. The contact stated both of the straps attaching the fuel tank to the vehicle had broken and were corroded. There was a hole in the fuel tank and the fuel had leaked out. The contact was unaware of the amount of fuel that had leaked. The contact stated at the time of the failure the fuel tank was full. The fire department reported to the scene and the fuel tank was removed from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an auto shop. The technician stated the fuel tank assembly, fuel tank straps, fuel pump assembly, fuel tank filler neck assembly, fuel tank valve, fuel line, fuel tank pressure sensor 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) which may be related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. Ds.

car   Tank Mounting problem 21
Failure Date: 09/21/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph when sparks were seen igniting from under the vehicle. The contact found that both fuel tank straps were corroded and fractured, causing the fuel tank to drag with the vehicle. The dragging caused a large hole in the fuel tank as gasoline began to spill from the tank. The contact was unaware of how much gasoline had spilled but stated that the tank was filled to capacity prior to the failure. The fire department reported to the scene and the fuel tank was completely removed from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was advised that the fuel tank assembly, fuel tank straps, fuel pump assembly, fuel tank filler neck assembly, fuel tank valve, fuel line, and the fuel tank pressure sensor would all need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact referenced a concurrent 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) which could possibly have been related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 22
Failure Date: 09/15/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact noticed that one of the fuel tank straps rusted and fell off. Another strap was rusting and looked as if it were about to fall off as well. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint, the current and failure mileages were approximately 103,000.

car   Tank Mounting problem 23
Failure Date: 07/30/2009

Have a 2000 Ford f150 had tank filled with gas and was driving down road when gas tank fell of found that both straps that held tank had rusted through thankfully we were not moving fast or it is hard to tell what would have happened there is only 125000 mile on vehicle and has been maintained feel that an incident like this is uncalled for that there should have been a safer way of mounting since vehicle had even been rustproofed we are thankfull that this did not happen a high speed for we feel that something grave could have happened to us and anyone behind us if and when it may have exploded.



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