1997 Ford F-250 Fuel System, Gasoline problems & defects.

1997 Ford F-250 Fuel System, Gasoline problems & defects.
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If you are driving a 1997 Ford F-250, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Fuel System, Gasoline problems and defects. Total reports: 11.

After Filling Gas Tank And Parking The Vehicle At Home, A Strong Smell Of Gas Was Noted With A Large Amount Of Gas Coming From The In Area Of The Gas Tank. Upon Inspection Of The Gas Tank, It Was Noted That Gas Was Leaking In Several Areas. 20 Gallons Of fuel Was Lost Over A Three Day Period While The Truck Was Parked, And After Driving Only 20 Miles On An Approx. 24 Gallon Tank Of fuel, The Truck Was Empty Of fuel. I Replacement fuel Tank And Straps Were Bought From A Local Parts Store, After Contacting A Local ford Dealership And Was Told ford No Longer Produced fuel Tanks For The Make And Model Of The Vehicle. Upon Removing The Original fuel Tank And Straps, Significant Amounts Of Rust And Corrosion Noted On Both Support Straps And To The Under Side Of The fuel Tank Also With Several Small Holes In The Tank In The Area Of The fuel Tank Support Straps. *tr

Mileage was 116240 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFX28L5VN. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in BUTLER, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 19, 2011

Just Filled The Truck With Gas. Was Driving On A Washboard Dirt Road. The Front Of The Gas Tank Dropped Onto The Road And Dragged. Tank Was Punctured And Several Gallons Of Gas Leaked Out Slowly. I Used A Wratchet Strap To Lift The Tank Off The Road And Secure It. Patched The Tank With A Sealer From The Auto Parts Store But By Next Morning It Was Leaking Again. Purchased A Used Tank And Straps From A Junkyard For $150. The Original Tank Is In My Junkpile If You’d Like It. Glad To See This Problem Is Being Corrected. If I Had Been Driving On An Asphalt Road I’d Probably Be In Heaven Right Now. *kb

Mileage was 210000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFX28L6VK. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in DARBY, MT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-250 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Sept 15, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-250. While Driving 5 Mph, The fuel Tank Strap Fractured And Only One Strap Was Left That To Keep The fuel Tank Attached To The Vehicle. The Dealer Advised The Contact Of Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 ( fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) But Stated That The Contacts Vin Was Not Included In The Recall. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The Vehicle Was Repaired By A Private Mechanic Who Replaced Both fuel Tank Straps. The Current Mileage Was 92,500 And The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 90,000.

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTHF26H6VE. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in SILVER LAKE, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Jan 01, 2011

After Hearing About The ford Recall On August 1, 2011 Concerning The Metal Mounting Straps Holding Up The Gas Tank(s) On 1997-1999 fordf-250 Trucks, I Checked Underneath My Truck And Found That One Of The Mounting Straps On The Front Gas Tank Was Completely Rusted And Hanging. The Other Front Strap As Well As The Two Straps On The Rear Gas Tank Are Also Severely Rusted And Compromised. I Contacted My Local ford Dealer As Well As ford Motor Company To Let Them Know About The Problem But They Refused To Do Anything About It. It Is Just A Matter Of Time Before These Straps Will Fail Causing My Gas Tanks To Hit The Ground.

Mileage was 91150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTHF26H9VE. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in TROY, ME. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 01, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-250. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Was Parked When She Smelled A fuel Odor. Upon Examining The Vehicle, The Contact Noticed That The fuel Tank Was Leaking. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic And The Contact Was Informed That The Straps Which Held The fuel Tank In Place Corroded Through The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Informed The Contact That The Vehicle Was Not Included In The Recall Associated With Nhtsa Campaign Id Number 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting). The Failure Mileage Was 71,506.

Mileage was 71506 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTHX26H4VE. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in CARLISLE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 30, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-250 Hd. While Driving Approximately 40 Mph, The Contact Heard A Loud Noise Coming From Outside Of The Vehicle And Also Smelled A Slight Burning Odor. Upon Reaching The Destination The Contact Noticed Both fuel Tank Straps Were Fractured Which Were Supporting The Front fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Equipped With A Dual fuel Tank. As A Result Of The Dragging Of The Front fuel Tank, There Was Damage Which Caused A Large fuel Leak. The Failure Was Not Diagnosed Or Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 140,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTHX26H8VE. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in BUTLER, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 15, 2011

Upon Reading About A ford Recalls 2.7 Million F150-250 Trucks I Found That Mine Was Included In That Recall By Calling The Dealership In Scarsdale, Ny. Made An Appointment For Sept 20, 2011 And After An Hour In Service They Tell Me They Cannot Replace Straps Because The Straps Have Made A Hole In Tank (rusted Through). I Was Sent Out Of The Dealership With Notice That ford Was Not Going To Pay For Replacement Tank And They Could Not Do The Strap Recall Because Of The Tank. No Temporary Strap Was Placed Around My Tank To Keep It From Falling Onto Roadway. So I Had Been Driving The Truck Ready To Drop The Bomb At Anytime. On Sept 27, 2011 I Went To Another Dealership Smith Cairns In Yonkers And After A Day Was Told The Same Thing. I Have And Will Not Remove My Truck From This Dealership Until ford Makes It Safe To Drive At Their Expense. *tr

Mileage was 77944 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFX28L1VN. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in NEW ROCHELLE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Sept 16, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-250. 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 Vehicle Could Not Be Repaired Because The fuel Tank Was Also Rusted. The Manufacturer Denied Any Assistance With Repairs. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 142,000.

Mileage was 142000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFX28L5VK. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in ST. PAUL, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 09, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-250. While The Vehicle Was Parked And Turned Off, The Contact Noticed An Overpowering Gasoline Smell Coming From The Rear Of The Vehicle. After Examining The Vehicle, The Contact Noticed That The fuel Tank Was Leaking Next To The fuel Tank Straps. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where The Contact Was Informed That Nhtsa Campaign Id Number:11v385000 Applied To His Vehicle And That The fuel Tank Needed To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 180,000.

Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFX28L9VN. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in DADHAM, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 01, 2012

Rear Gas Tank Leaking Gas.straps Appear To Have Rubbed Hole In Tank. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 156000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1ETHE26HXVE. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in ST. LOUIS, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 01, 2013

November,2005 Woke Up To Heavy Odor Of Gas Coming From My Attached Garage Found My 1997f-250 Truck Had Lost Gallons Overnite Took To Local ford Dealer Told Me Tank Rusty,under Skid Plate& Spare Tire. Cost Me $734.27 I Said Is There A Problem With These Tanks,was Asked About Recall Was Told No Recall-went Home Called ford Motor Co.told Them My Situation &costs For A Garage Kept,rarely Saw Snow & Meticulously Kept Up Inside & Out Truck ,they Were No Help At All. Sold This Truck Approx 2006 To My Friend Who Owns A Local Harley Davidson Business,it Is Still Running And Looking Great. Then Bought 1997 F-150 At Local ford Dealer 5/14/12 That I Got A Recall On For The Same Problem, Had Work Done For Thefuel Tank/strap Asy Took It In Done At No Cost,i Believe I Am Owed A Refund & Interest On The $734.27 On The 1997 F250 In My Garage Also Were 2 Harleys One Being A Collectible I Feel ford Chose To Keep This Matter Hushed And I Could Have Lost Everything. I Believe I Am Due A Refund Asap I Should Not Have Had To Pay For ford Motor Company’s Mistakes And Attempted Cover Up. Thank You For Your Time & Attention To My Long Overdue Matter, Any Help To Right This Wrong Would Be Greatly Appreciated. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 114967 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FTHF26H5VM. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in ROCKFORD, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Nov 07, 2005

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