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Gas Tank Strap Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1



Ford F-150 owners have reported 63 problems related to gas tank strap (under the other fuel system category).

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 01/14/2015

Gas tank straps corroded/broke causing the tank to drop and leak. Excessive rust at bottoms of all four doors.

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Failure Date: 12/16/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving at 30 mph after refueling the vehicle, the fuel tank detached and fell onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who informed that the fuel straps and the fuel tank rubber hose separated due to corrosion causing the fuel tank to detach. As a result, the fuel tank straps were replaced but the fuel tank rubber hose was not replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 180,000.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 12/14/2014

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph down a small hill, the fuel tank straps fractured and caused the fuel tank to dislodge from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel tank straps, the fuel tank, and the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

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Failure Date: 10/29/2014

I realize this is not a new issue, but it needs to be addressed. The first notification from Ford motor CO. Regarding the 2011 recall for faulty gas tank straps was received the week of October 20th 2014, although I have owned the vehicle for over a year. An appointment was made with brondes Ford in maumee, ohio the following week. The vehicle, which was having no issues at all, was left with ~$900 in damage. The faulty straps had corroded through to the gas tank, and so when they were removed, left holes in the gas tank. In researching this issue, this consequence has been rampant among these repairs, yet neither Ford nor their dealers' service departments will cover the damage! so a truck that was in perfect working condition was rendered useless. How can Ford be responsible for the straps but not the resulting damage they cause? I get that my truck is old, but if replacing the straps runs the risk of causing damage the owner will be liable for, it should be clearly outlined! the notion that only the faulty straps are Ford's liability is negligent. My hope is this issue will be readdressed with Ford and the owners reimbursed for the damages caused by Ford and its agents. Thank you.

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Failure Date: 10/27/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while inspecting the the vehicle it was discovered that the fuel tank straps had rusted and corroded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the straps would need to be replace. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the NHTSA recall campaign 11v385000(fuel system, gasoline). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000. Jft.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 10/06/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact indicated that the fuel straps and the fuel tank intermittently rusted to the point of corrosion and may fracture. The contact noticed the presence of an itermittent fuel leak and the fuel per gallon was getting lower than usual. The contact notified the dealer of the safety concern and they indicated that the contact would need to replace the fuel tank and the fuel straps. The contact was not certian if the dealer specified if the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Dyd.


car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 10/04/2014

The contact owns a 1997 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel tank straps fractured. Two years prior, the vehicle was serviced according to NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The dealer stated that the vehicle was no longer eligible for any repairs. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 140,000.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 09/17/2014

The fuel tank straps are rusted severely, may cause an accident or break down.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 05/13/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, a clunking noise emitted outside of the vehicle. After reaching the destination, the contact noticed that the driver's side fuel tank strap fractured due to rust corrosion. In 2011, the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). However, the failure recurred. The vehicle had not been repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 173,000. Js.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 05/05/2014

Smelt fuel emitting from the gas tank area but could not find the source of the smell; turned on the ignition key without starting the truck. I saw fuel running down the side of the fuel tank. I turned off the key and proceeded to removed the fuel tank gas straps to lower the tank; with all hoses still connected I turned the key back on; fuel was spewing from the fuel pump. I completely removed the fuel tank and all hoses and found a linear crack on the pressure side of the fuel pump hose connection. This vehicle has never been in an accident and is the original fuel pump to this vehicle.


 
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Failure Date: 03/12/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked in a residential garage when it was noticed that there was a substantial gasoline fuel leak. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the fuel tank was replaced due to excessive corrosion near the passenger's side fuel tank straps. The manufacturer was notified of the problem and advised the contact that there were no recalls for the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 02/20/2014

Received the recall notice for fuel tank strap replacement. Took truck to Ford dealer in auburn MA. Dealer would not work on truck do to rusted fuel tank, insisted I needed a new tank prior to fixing. I took my truck to a Ford dealer in ayer MA. , same results. A brand new tank has been installed, made an appointment at my local Ford dealer in auburn, MA. Dealer refuse to install straps, complain about connection areas which I'm not familiar with. I mention to dealer that my new tank is not secure and this is a hazard to myself and the public. My truck is primarily used in winter driving and local runs for house chores. My truck is being used on a limited bases now, winter is approaching and would like to have this problem resolved, please help.

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Failure Date: 02/19/2014

While traveling south bound on interstate 81 at christiansburg va. My gas tank fell off of the vehicle due to defective straps rusting into and letting it fall causing gasoline to leak on roadway and almost causing a fire. The gas tank struck the roadway and the grinding caused the tank to leak and the spillage. I had to have the vehicle towed to a local repair shop and have purchased a used gas tank and ordered new straps. I have written Ford an e mail, asking them to help with this problem.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 01/18/2014

Front fuel tank strap failed while traveling 55 miles an hour causing front edge of the fuel tank to hit the pavement and be drug several hundred feet until the vehicle was able to get off the roadway. Upon failure of the strap, the metal hook dug a groove into the driveshaft.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 12/29/2013

Was driving and fuel tank fall off and hit the ground, putting holes into the gas tank. My daughter researched recall's and found out there was one on the fuel straps that caused them to break. Ford will not approfve paying for and fixing my gas tank, which I feel should be done because it was their fault that the fuel straps were bad and I never got a recall. Am 79 years old on social security and they want $700 to fix gas tank. If their strap wouldn't have been defective this wouldn't have happen and luckley it didn't exposed and kill me and my passenger. Just seems very unfair that they don't cover the whole thing. You do have permission to contact my daughter at the evening phone number.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 11/06/2013

The contact owns a 2002 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while traveling 15 mph, the fuel tank support straps failed and the fuel tank became detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who stated that the straps had failed due to rust. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 66,000.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 09/09/2013

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that upon inspection, the bottom of the fuel tank was found to be corroded. The contact also mentioned that the fuel tank straps were also corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000. The current mileage was 100,000.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 08/30/2013

Fuel tank fell off of truck while driving down the road. Causing the fuel tank to hit the ground and fuel to leak out of tank. Fire dept. Had to come clean up mess. Had truck towed to dealer for service. Found out after that straps where recalled by Ford. Ford refuses to pay for the tank, the clean up, or the tow. They told me I had been notified and they would only pay for the straps. I find it funny that the didn't have any of my inf before I gave it to them. So how did they notify me.

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Failure Date: 08/01/2013

Fuel tank straps rusted thru the gas tank, Ford replaced the straps, but would not cover the gas tank. The frame, rocker panels, cab & bed are rusted thru, will not pass inspection again.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 07/31/2013

I went to a automotive shop to have some brake work done on my 1997 Ford F-150 truck. The mechanic said I have something to show you & what they show was one of my fuel tank strap was broken and also they said my gas tank drop down a little. So I call a Ford dealer & they say there no recall on my 1997 Ford F-150 fuel tank strap in virginia but in other states it is. I told them according to the NHTSA , it is ! no help from Ford dealer.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 07/18/2013

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that both fuel tank straps were replaced under NHTSA campaign id number 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The fuel tank was also severely rusted where the straps were attached. The manufacturer was notified and they refused to include the replacement of the damaged fuel tank under the recall service. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 05/15/2013

Tl- the contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 75 mph, the vehicle exhibited an abnormal noise. The contact was able to move off the roadway to inspect the vehicle. The contact son discovered that the fuel tank was dragging and spilled gasoline on the roadway. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was advised that the fuel strap was corroded and had become separated from the fuel tank. The manufacturer denied assistance with the fuel tank replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 254,000. Kmj.

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Failure Date: 02/08/2013

The contact owns a 1997 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle, it was found that the gas tank rear strap corroded and separated from the gas tank. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The contact stated that the rear brake line also failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 197,000.

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Failure Date: 12/15/2012

Rear fuel tank strap corroded through and broken, approximately 6 inches of driver side missing. Rear of tank was being supported by fill and vent tubes only. Front strap was intact but corroded.

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Failure Date: 12/11/2012

Received recall from Ford motor CO about gas tank straps. Scheduled appointment with freedom Ford 3941 admiral peary hwy ebensburg PA 15931. Went to freedom they looked at my truck told me that straps rusted frame and would need to be repaired I told to do it, that it should be covered because of premature rusting of straps. Service writer said it is not covered it would have to be sent to his mechanics house and would cost $300. I asked why it could not be done at freedom and he stated they do not do that work here. I told him I do not have the money that it should be covered. He said that they would not repair it. I left freedom and my tank fell after arriving home. I have been unable to use my truck and believe Ford should pay to have this repaired.