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

Ford F-150 owners have reported 90 problems related to gas tank strap (under the other fuel system category).

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 07/05/2017

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While driving, the contact heard a rattling noise coming from the engine. The contact noticed that the fuel tank was partially detached. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the fuel tank strap had fractured. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 165,000.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 05/26/2017

My 2002 f150 truck dropped the fuel tank on 5/26/2017. Miraculously, my wife and daughter weren't killed. My wife and daughter were using the truck, helping a friend move. Luckily, they just left mcdonalds restaurant when it broke. They were on a side street and were forced to stay where they were. The eastpoint fire-department were called on scene due to gasoline leaking out of the tank into the street. They stayed with the vehicle until aaa was called. They towed the truck on a flatbed truck and delivered it to my guys auto repair, gratiot, roseville, mi. My truck had a recall on it for safety straps, which were the cause by breaking. I tried to get it fixed at dorian Ford, clinton twp. ,mi. 2 years prior, but was given a 'runaround' by dorian Ford, telling me to bring it in for repair in 2 months time. I forgot when the 2 months were up and dorian Ford didn't try to contact me. I am forced now to pay over 1500 dollars to repair my truck, which I am the original owner. I am grateful beyond belief that my family or I weren't killed. Please advise me on what I can do in light of everything ie. . . Compensation for said repair, etc. Thank-you.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 03/04/2017

Fuel tank straps broke while driving straight on city streets putting a hole in the tank and spilling out fuel while driving. Ford had a recall on the same year & model of vehicle, however ours was not recalled.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 01/17/2017

The fuel tank strap has broken due to corrosion. There is an active recall on this issue for similar vehicles from Ford, but Ford stated mine is not included. This is very dangerous.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 11/13/2016

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was stationary, the fuel tank strap became detached from the fuel tank and caused the fuel tank to strike the skid plate of the vehicle. As a result, the fuel tank was fractured and caused fuel to spill out. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 202,000.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 10/25/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel tank strap fractured and caused the fuel tank to separate from the vehicle. The fuel tank was punctured. The contact stated that there was evidence of a fuel leak underneath the vehicle. The contact was concerned that the punctured fuel tank was a fire hazard. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 10/22/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, the fuel tank detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the straps and fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available. Tw.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 10/15/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was stationary, fuel leaked onto the ground. In addition, the straps that held up the fuel tank had excessive rust. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 111,000.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 09/30/2016

My vehicle had its fuel tank straps replaced under a recall. The corrosion from the original straps spread to the fuel tank. Now, the corrosion on the fuel tank has caused the fuel tank to begin leaking under the replaced straps. Perhaps some of the issue is due to the process / procedure used in replacing the original fuel tank straps. Vehicle now has approx 207,000 miles. Fuel leak was noticed while performing other regular maintenance.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 08/23/2016

The contact owns a 1997 Ford F-150. The contact noticed that one of the fuel tank straps failed due to excessive corrosion. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed because the vehicle was not manufactured within the state. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 07/17/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel tank failed. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle emitted a popping noise. The contact was able to coast onto the shoulder, inspected the vehicle, and found that the fuel tank separated from the strap due to corrosion. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

Gas tank front strap is broken rusted. The back one is good. I just knoticed.

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car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 05/21/2016

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the fuel tank strap fractured and separated from the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 03/31/2016

The contact owns a 2002 Ford F-150. While walking past the vehicle, the contact noticed a strong odor of fuel. The contact discovered that the fuel tank straps were corroded and created a hole in the fuel tank, which caused fuel to leak from the tank. The contact was informed by the dealer that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline) but the remedy could not be performed at the time due to the corrosion of the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 202,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 03/28/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the fuel tank strap fractured and the fuel tank drop to the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician confirmed that both fuel tank straps fractured due to corrosion and as a result, the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The technician made the contact aware that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 160,000.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 02/10/2016

Fuel tank straps are under recall for rust and have been replaced to have the fuel tank to start to leak. The whole fuel tank is rusted up and is dangerous. Ford will not replace the fuel tank. There is a danger that the fuel will catch on fire and will be hazard to the driver as well as other motorists.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 12/02/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated that there was a fuel odor coming from the vehicle and upon further inspection the contact noticed that the vehicle was leaking fuel from the undercarriage of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicles fuel tank had rusted and fractured and would need to be replaced. The contact was also made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline) in which the vehicle was included, but the contact failed to receive notification. The contact stated that the manufacturer would only cover the repair of the fuel tank straps and not the fuel tank itself. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000. Wh.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

Tank strap has corroded or broke and gas tank leaks gas.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 10/13/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel tank straps fractured without any warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the straps fractured due to corrosion and punctured a hole on the fuel tank which resulted on a fuel leak. The vehicle was then towed to the dealer, who offered to replaced the straps free of charge but refused to replaced the fuel tank under NHTSA campaign number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline) . The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 170,000 pm.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 08/17/2015

The contact owns a 2002 Ford F-150. The contact stated that there was a fuel odor coming from the fuel tank. The contact noticed a strap hanging under the fuel tank and that fuel leaked onto the driveway. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that there was rust and holes underneath the tank that came from corrosion and that the straps on the tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 03/20/2015

Had fuel tank strap recall done on 3/16/2015 on my 1997 Ford f150. Picked truck up from dealer on 3/20/2015 and took it to my home and parked it by the house. I left my house with my other car for a couple of hours and when I returned home I could smell a strong odor a gas. Upon inspection of my truck I found gas leaking from the fuel tank at the location of the fuel tank straps. I contacted Ford and they sad they are not going to do anything about it. My truck was fine when I took it in for the recall and now after the recall the tank is leaking because the old straps corroded and damaged the tank. Truck goes in for safety recall and comes back undrivable because of a fire safety issue ( leaking fuel tank ) how can this be acceptable or safe.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 02/26/2015

Having a fuel leak where the tank is strapped to the vehicle. Ford has a recall on this issue, but unfortunately not for my VIN number. I expect Ford to make this right. It is too coincidental to have the same problem but not be covered for a recall. I cannot afford in any way the cost of the repairs for this problem. Please advise.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 23
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.

car image   Gas Tank Strap problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 24
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 25
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.