1998 Ford F-150 Fuel System, Gasoline problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1998 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Fuel System, Gasoline problems and defects. Total reports: 141.

Gas Rail Leaks Onto The Manifold Of The Engine. Also, The “o” Rings Harden And The Gas Just Starts Leaking Out And Vehicle Overheated. Consumer Contacted The Dealer, And They Told Him It Was Out Of Warranty. The Consumer Would Have To Pay For The Repairs. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX0764WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 07, 1996

fuel System Poor Performance, Bad Milage. *yc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1721WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SANTA MARI, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Gas Tank Fell Off Truck While Driving Causing Fire. Faulty Brackets?*tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 93000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in S ST PAUL, MN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Feb 06, 2009

The Contact Called About A 1998 ford F150. The Driver Filled The Vehicle With fuel And, The Next Morning While Driving, The Front Of The Gas Tank Fell Onto The Road. The Consumer Hit A Bump In The Road And The Gas Tank Came Loose And Caused Gas To Spill Over The Road. A Police Report Was Filed. The Vehicle Was Inspected By The Tow Truck Driver, Who Discovered That The Strap Holding The fuel Tank Was Rusted. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Repair Shop And The Mechanic Stated That A New fuel Tank And Strap Were Needed. The Vehicle Was Being Repaired At The Time Of The Complaint. The Manufacturer Has Not Been Notified. The Speed Was Unknown. The Current And Failure Mileages Were Approximately 93,000. Updated 08/12/10 *bf The Consumer Stated There Was No Fire. Updated 08/17/10*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 93000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W6WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 06, 2009

While Driving My 1998 ford F150, The Gas Tank Dropped Out Of Place And I Dragged It A Couple Of Hundred Feet Before I Could Safely Pull Over. The Metal Straps Supporting It Rusted And Broke. The Mechanic Replaced The Tank And Straps. *tr

Mileage was 146006 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FOREST HILL, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Apr 27, 2010

I Have A 1998 ford F150 Pick Up In Well Maintained Condition With 165k Miles. On A Recent Trip We Were Driving At A Low Speed (thank God) Through Port Huron Michigan. Unknown To Me, One Of Two Metal Straps That Hold The fuel Tank To The Frame Had Corroded Through. The Entire Weight Of The Gas Tank Was Supported By One Remaining Strap. After fueling (3/4 Tank), While Approaching A Traffic Light, The Last Strap Broke And The Tank Fell To The Pavement. The Grinding Of The Tank On The Pavement Rubbed A Small Hole In The Tank And Caused A Minor Leak. Because We Were Traveling So Slow, We Quickly Pulled Over And The Damage Was Contained. With The Help Of A Police Officer, I Raised The Tank Enough To Get My Car Jack Under It And Then Strapped It To The Frame Rails With A Section Of Rope. The Only Thing Holding The Tank To The Truck Was The fuel Line Which Was Not Severed So I Was Able To Start It And I Drove To Nearby ford Dealer For Repairs. This Failure Could Have Been A Disaster If It Had Happened At Highway Speed. I Was Only One Mile From Getting On I94 When The Tank Fell Down. ford Had No Recalls For This Issue And Offered No Compensation, Even Though There Was No Design Detail To Prevent The Tank From Falling To The Road When The Straps Fail. This Design Was Released In 1996 So Many Owners Could Soon Experience The Same Corrosion Failure That Led To My Incident. A Serious Fire Or Injuries Could Easily Be Prevented By Stainless Steel Straps Or A Frame Detail That Prevents The Tank From Coming Down To The Pavement. The Total Repair Including A New Tank, Straps, Valve, Sensor And Line Repair Was $750. *tr

Mileage was 166035 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX17W7WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COMMERCE, MI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

June 27, 2010

My Son Filled The Gas Tank On My 1998 F150 Pickup Truck With Gasoline And Drove A Few Blocks When The Gas Tank Strap Broke Allowing The Gas Tank To Fall Down And Drag On The Pavement. It Punctured The Tank And fuel Leaked Out. Fortunately, He Stopped Right Away And It Did Not Spark To Cause A Fire Or Possible Explosion. I Had It Towed In And A Replacement Gas Tank And New Straps Are Being Installed. I Have Never Lost A Gas Tank On Any Vehicle I Have Ever Owned. *tr

Mileage was 116890 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in STERLING, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 13, 2010

At Approximately 165,000 Miles I Had The Gas Tank Strap Replaced On My 1998 ford 150. I Noticed That One Strap Was Broken And Took The Truck In To Have Both Straps Replaced. *tr

Mileage was 165000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CLINTON, UT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 27, 2010

My Son Was Driving My Truck And The Gas Tank Dropped To The Ground Because The Strap Broke That Was Holding It Up. We Had To Replace The Tank Because When It Hit The Ground It Put A Hole In It. Good Thing My Son Was At A Stop Light And Not Driving. The Tank Was Still Full Of Gas And Attached So He Had To Drive With The Tank Dragging A Short Distance To Get The Vehicle Off The Road. Gas Was Leaking All Over The Driveway And Parking Lot Of A Car Dealership. *tr Updated 08/01/11 *bf The Consumer Stated Both Straps Broken In The Middle And Both Were Corroded. Updated 08/02/11

Mileage was 129500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1723WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GROSSE ILE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 24, 2010

1. Noticed The Front Strap On Gas Tank Had Rusted Through And Tank Was Tipping Down. 2. Rear Strap Still Intact But Rusty. 3. Replaced Front Strap, Monitoring Rear Strap. 1998 ford F150. *tr

Mileage was 237000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1724WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GRAND RAPIDS, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 02, 2010

Gas Tank Straps Rusted Real Bad And Caused My Gas Tank To Drop Out From Under The Truck. *tr

Mileage was 113141 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L1WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HERMITAGE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph.

Sept 19, 2010

Gas Tank Straps On 98 F150 Rusted Through. 1 Of Straps Rusted Off And Tank Was Being Held On By The Other Strap Which Was Rusted Almost Through As Well. Luckily I Noticed The First Strap Rusted In Half Before The Other Gave Way. I Replaced The Straps Already However Now My Gas Tank Will Also Need To Be Replaced As It Is Also Rusting Out Under Where The Rusted In Half Gas Tank Strap Was And Gas Tank Has fuel Condensation On Outside. *tr

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TWIN LAKE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 11, 2010

The Strap On My Gas Tank On My 1998 ford f-150 Xl Has Rusted Apart From The Weld And Is Hanging Off. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1723WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MACOMB, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 12, 2010

This Is Regarding A 1998 ford F150. I Was Driving On A Normal Asphalt Road, About 30mpg, Just Through An Intersection. The Front Of The Gas Tank Dropped Suddenly. By The Time I Could Safely Pull Over The Road Abraded A Hole Clean Through The Front Bottom Edge Of The Tank. It Was Raining Heavily, Otherwise I Believe There Would Have Been A Fire. This Left A Trail Of Gas About 1/4 Mile Long On A Busy Road, And A Large Gasoline Puddle That Grew For 15 Minutes After We Stopped. We Got Away From The Truck As Fast As Possible. We Lost The Full Tank Of Gas And Had To Be Towed To The Dealership. The Gas Tank Was Replaced By The Dealership At A Cost Of Over $700. I Do Not Have The Original Gas Tank. The Problem Is That The Front Strap Broke And Dropped The Tank Without Any Warning Signs. I Just Heard About The Investigation, I’m Only Guessing About The Date Of The Incident. *tr

Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in YPSILANTI, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 15, 2009

fuel Tank Mounting Straps Are Failing Due To Rust And Corrosion Cause To Possible fuel Tank Damage And Loss. Tank Not Secure And Wearing Through Tank It Self Because Of Rubbing Resulting In Holes In fuel Tank. Explosion Is Possible ! *tr

Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORTON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 29, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. While Driving Approximately 70 Mph The fuel Tank Fell Off Of The Vehicle. The Contact Stated The Straps On The fuel Tank Were Covered With Rust. The Contact Stated That He Had To Call The Fire Department Because Gasoline Was Spilling Onto The Highway. The Vehicle Was Towed To His Home. The Contact Replaced The fuel Tank, fuel Line And Straps. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 200,000 And The Current Mileage Was 200,800.

Mileage was 200000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX0760WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ST LOUIS, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 08, 2010

I Recently Read About Straps Supporting Gas Tank On My Type Vehicle Rusting Out. I Checked My Vehicle And Found One Of The Straps Supporting The Gas Tank Had Rusted Out And Has Broken Loose. It Is Presently In The Process Of Being Repaired. *tr

Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF18W3WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MIDDLETOWN, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 10, 2010

Gas Tank Straps Broke From 1998, f-150. The Gas Tank Fell To The Street While Driving Down The Road. I Did Not Immediately Realize This, But Saw Sparks In Rear View Mirror And Pulled Over. I Had Been Dragging A Leaking Gas Tank For Several Hundred Yards. I Could Have Blown Up. *tr

Mileage was 36440 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1764WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 09, 2010

I Have A 1998 ford f-150 Truck. My Gas Tank Fell Off Of My Truck As I Was Leaving My Driveway, The Strap Holding It Broke Into. This Is A Safety Issue And These Parts Should Be Made Out Of Material That Will Not Break. *tr Updated 08/01/11 *bf

Mileage was 113795 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF18W2WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MUNCIE, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Nov 08, 2010

On Sunday October 24,2010 At 7:15 Am On My Way To Church , Heard Something Dragging Under Truck. Stopped To Find fuel Tank Hanging From Under Truck Both Straps Had Rusted And Broken. Dragging fuel Tank Caused Hole In Tank Which Was Leaking Into Road. Local Fire And Police Were Dispatched Luckily No One Was Hurt. Local Haz-mat Company Was Also Call To Clean Up fuel Spill. Updated 08/01/11 *bf The Consumer Stated While Driving, He Heard Something Dragging From Car. When He Looked In The Rear View Mirror, He Saw A Fire Trail Behind The Vehicle. He Stopped The Vehicle, Got Out And Looked Under The Vehicle. He Saw The fuel Tank Had Dropped And The Front Portion Was Contacting The Ground, With A Hold In The Front Corner Of The Tank. The Fire Had Extinguished By This Time. Updated 08/22/11

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 134000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W3WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LENOIR, NC. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FOWLERS AUTO SERVICE . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 828-728-4180 . DEALER’S CITY: HUDSON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 28638 .

Oct 24, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150 Pickup. The Contact Stated That While Driving 5 Mph The Gasoline Tank Fell Out Of The Vehicle. The Straps That Held The Tank In Place Corroded Causing The Failure. The Vehicle Was Temporarily Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 224,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 224000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1724WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GRAND HAVEN, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Nov 12, 2010

I Own A 1998 ford f-150 4×4 And I Am Send This Report After Reading An Article Online That You Were Investigating The Mounting Strap’s One The fuel Tank. I Wanted To Report That I Have Had The Same Problem With Mine. I Was Driving Down The Highway After Filling Up My Truck When I Started Smelling Gas Fumes, I Pulled Over And Upon Inspection I Found My fuel Tank Was Almost On The Ground The Rear Strap Had Broke Due To Rust. I Had Leaked Raw fuel For About 6 Miles And Had Lost About 1/4 Of A Tank. The Tank Falling Resulted In The Tank Pulling Away From The Filling Neck At The Tank Connection And Stressed The fuel Line Connections. I Have Since Fixed The Problem At The Cost Of $45.61. I Just Wanted To Report This Problem. Thank You *tr

Mileage was 125598 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF18W6WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TIPTON, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Oct 18, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150 Pickup Truck. The Contact Was Driving 5 Mph When The fuel Tank Fractured From The Vehicle And Fell To The Ground. The Straps That Were Holding The fuel Tank Were Corroded And Rusted, Causing The Tank To Fracture. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Local Mechanic Shop Where The Contact Was Awaiting Repairs. Neither The Dealer Nor The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Failure. The Vin Was Unavailable. The Failure Mileage Was 85,000.

Mileage was 85000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Jan 02, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. While Driving Approximately 40 Mph, The Contact Heard A Loud Noise, When He Noticed That The Straps Holding The Gasoline Tank Were Covered With Rust, Causing The fuel Tank To Fall Off Of The Vehicle Leaving A Whole In The Front Right Side Of The fuel Tank. The Dealer Was Notified And Informed The Contact That There Were No Related Recalls. The Contact Did Not Inform The Manufacturer. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Current And Failure Mileages Were Approximately 150,000.

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARINER AIR FORCE BASE, ND. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Dec 29, 2010

Gas Tank Dropped Onto Roadway Spilling fuel. F150 Pickup 1998 With V6 Engine & Full Length Bed. Corrosion Of The Forward Tank Strap Resulted In A Failure That Could Have Been Very Serious With fuel Dumping Into Roadway. *tr Updated 08/01/11 *bf The Forward Strap Broke, Allowing The Front Of The Tank To Grind Into The Pavement. The Formed End Of The Rear Strap Pulled Out Of The Frame Well. The Tank Stayed With The Vehicle As The Consumer Pulled To The Side Of The Road, But Only The Hoses And Having The Rear Of The Tank Jammed Against The Frame Kept It With The Vehicle. The Tank Was About 3/4 Full About 22 Gallons Leaked Onto The Roadway. Updated 08/02/11

Mileage was 152300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1824WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MONROE, CT. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Jan 05, 2011

Beginning Around 150,000 Miles, My 1998 ford F150 4.6 L Triton Engine Plugs Begin To Loosen Or Even Come Out. This Problem Occurs About Every 50,000 To 75,000 Miles Thereafter. *tr

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1767WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SIMPSONVILLE, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 13, 2005

Noticed Poor fuel Economy And About A Month Later Noticed The Smell Of Gas But Not Constant, Only After Gas Fill-up. Looked For Issues But Didn’t See Anything Obvious When Under The Vehicle With A Light. While Parked In A Garage, Found A Drip And Noticed That It Smelled As If It Was Gas. Looked The Truck Over Again And Found That The Straps Holding The Gas Tank In Had Rusted Badly And Caused The Tank To Rust And Leak. Why Is There Not Insulating Rubber Between The Tank And The Straps Like Other Manufactures Have Which Would Prevent This Dangerous Event From Happening? Purchasing New Straps And A New Gas Tank To Fix The Problem. *tr

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W2WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POWELL, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Feb 26, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 15 Mph, The fuel Tank Fractured From The Vehicle And Onto The Ground. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Local Mechanic Shop Where The Local Mechanic Replaced The Defective fuel Tank. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 120,000 And The Current Mileage Was 121,000. Updated 03/31/11*lj The Gas Tank Straps Rusted, Which Caused The Tank To Drop And The Filler Neck Broke Off. . Updated 04/25/11*jb

Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1767WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in OAK CREEK, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971118. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: VENUS FORD . DEALER’S CITY: CUDAHY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 53110 .

Feb 15, 2011

Rear Gas Tank Strap Rusted Through Leaving Tank Hanging. *tr

Mileage was 259000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FENTON, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 11, 2011

Gas Tank Front Strap Broke. Tank Fell And Ruptured, Spilling 20 Gallons Of Gasoline. Updated 08/04/11 *bf Updated 2/02/2012

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 116000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF0769WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MATTYDALE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Mar 18, 2011

1998 ford F150 fuel Tank Strap Failure: The fuel Pump Failed And I Was Preparing To Drop The fuel Tank To Perform The Necessary Repairs When I Realized The Only Thing Holding The Tank Up Was The Brush Guard; The Straps Were Rusted/rotted Off And The Flex Hoses From The Fill Tube To The Tank Were Stretched Out. I’m Lucky I Had The Off Road Package With The Brush Guard To Support The Tank. I Have No Idea How Long It Was Like This So The Date On This Report Is Somewhat Misleading. I Am Not Aware Of Any Recalls For This Problem I Will Be Very Careful Not To Drive Behind Any Other F 150s Like Mine.

Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF18W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BROWN DEER, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 10, 2009

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Fractured From The Vehicle As A Result Of The Bracket Being Corroded. Neither The Dealer Nor The Manufacturer Was Contacted To Report The Failure. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 140,000.

Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W1WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WEST CHESTER, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 21, 2011

Gas Tank Strap Rusted Away; Noticed It In My Driveway; No Damage, But Potentially Dangerous

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 163500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FREEPORT, NY. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 20, 2011

I Just Looked Out At My 1998 ford F150 In The Driveway And My Gas Tank Is On The Ground. Thank God Is Was Not Out Driving When This Happened. *tr

Mileage was 115000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1767WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LANCASTER, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 05, 2011

I Was Driving Home From Work On A Residential Street When The fuel Tank Fell Out Of My Truck. I Had To Drive About 2 Blocks To Get Out Of The Street. The Tank Was Dragging On The Street And By The Time I Was Able To Pull Over It Was Leakin fuel. I Lost About A Half A Tank On The Ground. No Fire ,no Injuries. I Was Very Lucky. *tr

Mileage was 200000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1721WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COTTAGE GROVE, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

July 15, 2010

fuel Tank Straps Rusted Out And fuel Tank Fell On Ground While I Was Driving. *tr

Mileage was 228600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1760WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TIPP CITY, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Apr 01, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated The Vehicle Was Parked When He Could Smell A Strong Odor Of Gasoline. The Contact Also Noticed Gasoline Was Leaking Underneath The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic Where They Informed The fuel Tank Was Corroded And Leaking. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 37,000 And The Current Mileage Was 40,000. The Vin Was Unavailable. Updated 06/06/11 *bf Updated 1/24/2012 *ln

Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1727WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORTH BILLERICA, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 20090815. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: DRUM HILL FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 978-452-3900 . DEALER’S CITY: LOWELL . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 01851 .

Sept 01, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Was Driving Approximately 40 To 45 Mph When He Heard A Loud Dragging Noise From The Vehicle. When He Moved To The Side Of The Road, He Discovered That The fuel Tank Had Fractured From The Vehicle. He Repaired The fuel Tank At That Time. The Vehicle Was Not Inspected By A Dealer Or A Mechanic And The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 127,000. The Vin Was Unavailable.

Mileage was 127000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LIVONIA, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Oct 07, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated While Driving 35 Mph The fuel Tank Detached And Fell From Underneath The Vehicle. The Contact Also Stated The fuel Tank Straps Were Rusted Through And Fractured. After The Failure, The fuel Tank Was Only Being Held Onto The Vehicle By One Of The fuel Lines. The Failure Mileage 163,000 And The Current Mileage Was 178,000. The Vin Was Unavailable.

Mileage was 163000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KOON RAPIDS, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 18, 2010

fuel Tank Straps Rusted Out. The Tank Fell To Ground While I Was Driving. No Fire Had To Have Truck Towed I Replaced fuel Tank,fuel Sensor,gas Hoses, And Straps, Total Cost Was $642.00. Updated 08/04/11 *bf The Consumer Stated Both Straps Broke In The Middle. Updated 08/15/11 *tr

Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1765WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WELLINGTON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

May 01, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Noticed The fuel Strap Which Held The fuel Tank In Place Was Rusted And Corroded. An Authorized Dealer Was Notified Of The Failure But Did Not Provide Any Assistance. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic Where The Contact Was Advised To Replace The Straps In Order To Prevent The Tank From Potentially Detaching From The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 129,000. Updated 06/03/11 *bf

Mileage was 129000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF176XWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BLOOMINGTON, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 20020620. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: COYS CAR CORNER . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 217-732-1661 . DEALER’S CITY: LINCOLN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 62656 .

May 09, 2011

1998 ford f-150, Both fuel Straps Broke Just As I Entered A Parking Lot At Work. I Had 24 Gallons Of Gas In The Tank At The Time. No Leaks Or Injuries But I Had Just Exited State Route 21 Moments Before. Could Have Been A Serious Incident, Just Saw The Investigation Update Today. Updated 08/05/11 *bf The Consumer Stated Both Straps On The Drivers Side Broke And The Vehicle Had A Considerable Amount Of Rust. Updated 08/15/11 *tr

Mileage was 186000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1722WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in UNIONTOWN, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

May 04, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 35 Mph The Front Side Of The Gasoline Tank Fell Down Towards The Front Of The Vehicle. The Contact Was Able To Continue Driving The Vehicle Home. The Dealer Was Contacted And A Replacement Strap For The fuel Tank Was Ordered. The Contact Repaired The Vehicle. 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). While Driving Approximately 35 Mph The Contact Also Heard A Banging Noise. When The Contact Inspected The Vehicle He Noticed The Rear Spring Shackle Was Broken And Severely Corroded. The Contact Replaced The Rear Spring Shackle. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 50,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1721WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WEST SENECA, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 11, 2006

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. While Driving Approximately 35 Mph, The Contact Heard A Metallic Bang From Under The Vehicle. The Contact Noticed Through The Passenger Side Mirror That There Were Sparks Coming From Under The Vehicle. The Contact Stopped The Vehicle And Once He Exited, He Noticed A Trail Of fuel On The Ground And A Hole In The fuel Tank Where fuel Was Leaking. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer. The Technicians Stated That The fuel Tank And The Attaching Straps Would Need 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) For The Failure But The Investigation Was Still Ongoing. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 77,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 77000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L3WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROCKFORD, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 07, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Was Driving 55 Mph When The fuel Tank Partially Fractured From The Vehicle And As The Contact Continnued Driving, The fuel Tank Was Dragging The Ground And Causing It To Spark. A Police Report Was Filed. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Local Repair Shop But Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 84,000.

Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1727WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RENOLDSBURG, OH. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

May 07, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Was Driving 40 Mph When The fuel Tank Fractured From Under The Vehicle. The Contact Stated That All Of The Gasoline Spilled Out When The Tank Fell. The Contact Had The Vehicle Towed To A Repair Shop And Was Informed That The Straps That Held The fuel Tank Was Rusted And Caused The Failure. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 229,779 And The Current Mileage Was Unknown.

Mileage was 229779 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1763WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BYRON, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Apr 07, 2009

The Straps Broke Off Gas Tank And Fell To The Highway Leaking Out 17 Gal. Of Gas And Sparks Were Flying Like Crazy And I Started To Slow Down And Pull Off To The Side Of Road And I Jumped Out Of Truck And Ran From It Not Knowing What Would Happen Next……6 Weeks Earlier The Universal Joints Had Been Changed And All Looked Fine., New(not Used) Gas Tank And Straps And New Gas Line Were All Replaced ……. *tr

Mileage was 220000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1720WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JEFFERSON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Feb 04, 2011

I Have An 1998 ford f-150 That Has Broken One Of The fuel Tank Straps That Support The Tank Due To Corrosion Of The Strap. *tr

Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF17W1WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WEST BABYLON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

May 19, 2005

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Was Driving 10 Mph When The Front Straps Fractured From The fuel Tank. The Contact Secured The fuel Tank To The Vehicle With Rope And Drove The Vehicle To A Local Mechanic Where It Was Discovered That The fuel Tank Caused A Brake Line To Fracture As Well. The Mechanic Repaired The Two Front Straps To The fuel Tank And The Brake Line. The Contact Was Concerned That The Failure Could Have Caused A Crash And Even A Fire. The Failure Mileage Was 90,000.

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18WXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SPIRIT LAKE, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Apr 01, 2011

While Driving Home On 5/11/2011 I Pulled Into A Gas Station When The Strap On My 1998 ford F-50 Broke Sending The fuel Tank To The Ground. Although The Tank Is Dented, It Did Not Leak Yet. I Was Able To Rope Tie It Up And Drive It Carefully Back Home. Thank God I Did Not Enter The Freeway. The Vin # Is [xxx]. I Notified The Dealer Brighton ford And They Told Me There Is No Recall As Of Yet. No Words Of Encouragement To Say The Least. Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6).*tr

Mileage was 127000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1722WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MI, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph.

May 11, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Straps Were Rusted And Causing fuel To Spill From The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Local Mechanic Who Repaired The fuel Tank Straps At A Cost Of $210 To The Contact. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 178,000. Updated 06/16/11*lj The Consumer Stated Only One Of The Straps Rusted Through Which Caused It To Separate And fuel Began To Leak On To The Ground Whenever He Filled The Tank. Updated 06/21/11

Mileage was 178000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1728WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WESTOWN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 217-245-7101 . DEALER’S CITY: JACKSONVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 62650 .

Nov 19, 2010

On June 12,2010, The Front fuel Tank Strap Broke. The fuel Tank Did Not Leak Or Catch On Fire. After Purchasing New Straps And Installing Them. The Vehicle Is Back On The Highway. Note: This Vehicle Passed A Pennsylvania State Safety Inspection On 05/24/2010 By A ford Dealer. Component # 2 Gasoline Storage Component # 3 Tank Assembly Mounting (straps)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 88054 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CENTRE HALL, PA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

June 12, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Straps Were Rusted And Caused The fuel Tank To Detach From The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Local Mechanic Who Repaired The fuel Tank Straps At A Cost Of $210 To The Contact. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 178,000. The Vin Was Not Available.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 178000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 15, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That Both Straps That Held The fuel Tank In Place Fractured While The Vehicle Was In Motion. The Contact Used Hauling Straps To Secure The fuel Tank To The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Local Repair Shop Where The Failure Was Repaired. The Vin Was Unknown. The Failure Was 95,000 And The Current Mileage Was 102,000.

Mileage was 95000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CAMBELL, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 18, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle fuel Tank Straps Were Corroded. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer And The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 160,000. Updated 06/13/11 *bf The Manufacturer Informed The Consumer They Were Aaware Of The Problem And It Was Being Investigated. The Consumer Replaced Both fuel Straps. Updated 06/21/11

Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W7WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARYSVILLE, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

May 05, 2011

fuel Tank Strap Broke On My Truck. Had ford Fix The Problem After I Noticed It. *tr

Mileage was 189256 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF172XWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BROOKINGS, SD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 28, 2010

Was At Gas Pump Getting Gas, When Gas Started To Pour Out Of Tank By Filler Tube. Took To Repair Shop And Was Told Gas Strap Was Rotted Away Had To Replace Both Gas Straps And Tank. Because It Broke Off Tank By Filler Tube.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF08W7WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ARCADE, NY. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 09, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Strap Was Loose And The Contact Was Concerned Of The Possibility Of The fuel Tank Detaching From The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For Inspection Or Repairs. The Failure Mileage Was 160,000 And Current Mileage Was 163,000.

Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1729WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WICHITA, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 20, 2010

Noticed fuel Tank Hanging Low, Straps Had Rusted And Tank Broke Free And Dropped Down.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 115000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1824WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LEE, ME. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 15, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Straps Fractured And The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Local Repair Shop Who Diagnosed That The Straps Were Corroded And As A Result Of The Failure The fuel Tank, fuel Pump And Straps Needed To Be Replace. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Problem. The Vin Was Not Available. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 212,000. Updated 10/18/11*lj Updated 11/07/11

Mileage was 212000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZ18W4WKB. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORTH CANTON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FREEWAY MOTORS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 330-484-0000 . DEALER’S CITY: CANTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44707 .

Apr 30, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That While Driving 10 Mph, The fuel Tank Detached The Vehicle, As One Of The fuel Tank Straps Corroded And Broke. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Repair Shop Who Replaced The fuel Tank And The Strap. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Failure. The Current Mileage Was Approximately 135,000 And The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 128,000. Updated 07/08/11 *bf

Mileage was 128000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W7WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MILLBURY, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Nov 25, 2009

Straps On Gas Tank Broke, Dropped Front Of Gas Tank On Road While We Were Driving. Front Of Gas Tank Had Hole When We Pulled Over Spilling Out 3/4 Tank Of Gas, Which Almost Went Into Drain At Gas Station We Pulled Over At, Gas Station Attendant Contained Spill For Us. Tow Truck Driver Said We Were Lucky We Didn’t Have A Fire From Dragging Tank. I Have 7 Photos Documenting Scene At Gas Station And Tank.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 91000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF0769WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ALPHARETTA, GA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 14, 2011

Front fuel Tank Strap Corroded. fuel Tank Dropped To Roadway At 55 Mph. Required Emergency Flatbed Tow To Repair Shop. Lucky There Was No Fire Or Other Damage Involved. fuel Tank Straps And Vent Hose Replaced. Old Parts Not Available. *tr

Mileage was 154000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L1WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MOUNT PROSPECT, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Jan 26, 2010

Gas Tank Straps Broke And Tank Fell While Driving Tank Had A Hole Ground In It Before I Could Stop There Was A Gas Spill And Thank God No Fire I’ve Had Over 30 Cars And Trucks And Never Had A Gas Tank Fall Out Of Any Of Them. *tr

Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L7WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROCKFORD, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Apr 15, 2010

Rear Gas Tank Strap Rusted Through. I Replaced It Immediately. The Gas Tank Would Have Dropped If I Had Not Caught This Defect When I Did. Defective Part Replacement Date Was March 28, 2011. $31.00 Was The Cost Of The Part Plus Labor.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 104000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W4WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BURLINGTON, IA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 02, 2011

The Straps Holding The Gas Tank On My F150 Truck Failed And Caused The Gas Tank To Fall And Become Lodged Under The Rear Axle Of The Vehicle While Traveling Approximately 55-60 Mph. The Truck Was Equipped With Skid Plates And Likely Prevented fuel Spilling Or A Fire. The Resulting Tow And Repair Bill Was $1100. A Complaint Was Filed With ford, But Was Subsequently Ignored. *tr

Mileage was 105000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HORTONVILLE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Apr 14, 2008

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That One Of The Straps That Connected To The fuel Tank Was Missing. The Contact Called The Manufacturer Regarding The Straps And The Manufacturer Informed The Contact There Were No Recalls On The Vehicle. The Contact Was Concerned With The fuel Tank Possibly Detaching From The Vehicle, Causing A Crash Or A Fire. The Failure Mileage Was 155,000.

Mileage was 155000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF172XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FRAMINGHAM, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 10, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle fuel Tank Drop As A Result Of The Straps Breaking. The Contact Mentioned That Both Of The Straps Failed And Most Of The fuel Spilled. In Addition, He Stated That He Believed The Failure Occurred Due To The Straps Being Corroded. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure Who Provided No Assistance. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 88,000.

Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF18W5WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MUSKEGON, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 15, 2011

The Support Straps Holding The Gasoline Tank Of My ford f-150 Truck Rusted Away Leaving The Gas Tank Unsupported. The Truck Can Not Be Driven Until The Straps Are Replaced. Updated 09/14/11 *bf The Consumer Stated One Strap Rusted In The Middle Of The Gas Tank At The Bottom. Both Straps Were Replaced. The Tank Dropped A Little. Updated 09/21/11 *tr

Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1725WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MONONGAHELA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Mar 18, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That After Refueling The Vehicle, The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle And Caused Gasoline To Leak Into The Street. The Contact Called The Dealer And The Dealer Offered To Have The Vehicle Towed To Dealer But The Contact Declined. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 150,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1726WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GARDEN CITY, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 19, 2011

1998 ford F150 fuel Strap Has Broken. *tr

Mileage was 222000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1724WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DELTON, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD.

Apr 15, 2009

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. While Driving 20 Mph, The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle. The Dealer Did Not Offer Any Assistance And The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 187,000. Updated 09/14/11 *bf The Consumer Stated Both Straps Failed. The fuel Tank Straps Were Rusted Through And Then Tank Fell Onto The Road, When The Rear Strap Failed. The Straps Were Replaced. Updated 09/21/11

Mileage was 187000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF18W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COMSTOCK PARK, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

May 21, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That While Driving, The fuel Tank Detached From Under The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Dealer And The Contact Was Told That Both Straps To The fuel Tank Had Fractured. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Vin Was Unavailable. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 180,000.

Mileage was 180000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COMSTOCK PARK, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 22, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Was Traveling 55 Mph When Both Straps Holding The fuel Tank In Place Fractured. The Contact Had The Vehicle Towed To Their Home And The Vehicle Was Not Inspected Or Repaired For The Failure. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 122,000.

Mileage was 122000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L2WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SIDNEY, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 22, 2011

Both Straps, Which Holds The Gas Tank, Rusted Through And Broke Loose While Driving At Low Speed And Traveled Over Minor Pothole. Entire Tank Fell To The Cement. fuel Line Did Not Break Away.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 290000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1765WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DEARBORN, MI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Mar 10, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Was Driving 55 Mph When The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle. There Was Not A fuel Leak. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Private Mechanic Who Stated That The Front fuel Tank Strap Was Corroded And Caused The Failure. The fuel Tank And Straps Were Replaced. The Contact Called The Manufacturer Who Stated That There Were No Related Recalls. The Current Mileage Was Approximately 211,000 And The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 190,000.

Mileage was 190000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1768WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORTH CANTON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Oct 17, 2009

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle While Driving And The Straps Were Fractured Due To Excessive Rust. The Contact Was Able To Tie The fuel Tank To The Frame. The Manufacturer Was Contacted Regarding The Failure And The Manufacturer Informed The Contact That The Vehicle Was Not Under Recall And Would Provide No Further Assistance. The Failure Mileage Was 150,000. Updated 07/08/11*lj The Consumer Stated The Repair Would Cost $200.00

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TROY, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 29, 2011

As I Was Looking Under My Truck Preparing To Toe A Vehicle, I Noticed One Of My fuel Tank Straps Was Completely Rusted Through And Hanging Loose. Basically My Tank Was Being Held By Only One Of The Straps. I Did This Visual Check After Hearing About Possible Problems On A Television News Broadcast. A Phone Call To The Dealer Resulted In Nothing.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 191000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1765WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARYVILLE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 29, 2011

As I Was Looking Under My Truck Preparing To Toe A Vehicle, I Noticed One Of My fuel Tank Straps Was Completely Rusted Through And Hanging Loose. Basically My Tank Was Being Held By Only One Of The Straps. I Did This Visual Check After Hearing About Possible Problems On A Television News Broadcast. A Phone Call To The Dealer Resulted In Nothing. *tr

Mileage was 191000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1765WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARYVILLE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 29, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. While Driving Approximately 35 Mph The Contact Heard A Thumping Noise Underneath The Vehicle. The Contact Exit The Vehicle, Inspected It And Noticed The fuel Tank Had Detached From The Underneath The Vehicle. The fuel Tank Had A Hole In It And There Was Approximately 20 Gallons Of fuel Spilling Out Of The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Repair Shop Where The fuel Tank, Vent Pressure Sensor, fuel Line And fuel Tank Strap Were Replaced Which Included Repairing The Wires. The Contact Was Unable To Confirm If The fuel Tank Strap Was Corroded. 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 135,000.

Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF182XWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORTH TONAWANDA, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Dec 05, 2010

Upon Inspection For Muffler Repair, Both Gas Tank Straps Were Noticed To Have Rusted Completely Through And The Gas Tank Was Being Held Only By The Skid Plate

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 163000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX08W4WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RICHMOND, VA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 18, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That While Having The Starter Replaced At A Local Repair Shop The Mechanic Noticed The Straps Which Held The fuel Tank In Place Were Severely Rusted. The Vehicle Was Then Taken To An Authorized Dealer Where The Straps Were Replaced. The Contact Expressed Concern Over The Straps Possibly Causing The fuel Tank To Detach From The Vehicle. The Contact Had Not Notified The Manufacturer. The Failure Mileage Was 134,142.

Mileage was 134142 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF17L2WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HOLLY, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 14, 2008

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 40 Mph, The Contact Heard A Loud Noise Outside Of The Vehicle And Maneuvered To The Side Of The Road. He Inspected The Vehicle And Noticed That Both fuel Tank Straps Were Completely Corroded Due To Rust, Which Caused The fuel Tank To Detach. There Was A Small Amount Of fuel Leakage. The Failure Caused Damage To The Brake Line. The Vehicle Was Not Diagnosed Or Repaired For The Failure. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Defect. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 160,000.

Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1726XN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in EVERGREEN PARK, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

June 11, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated The Straps Holding The fuel Tank Became Detached. The Contact Did Not Confirm If The Failure Was Caused By Rust. The fuel Tank Straps Were Replaced. The Failure Mileage Was 109,775 And The Current Mileage Was 119,200. Updated 07/21/11 *bf The Consumer Stated The Strap Had Some Rusting Causing The Gas Tank To Fall Off While Driving On The Interstate. Updated 07/29/11

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 109775 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1761WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in STUART, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980620. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: VALLEY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: HAZEWOOD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO.

Mar 23, 2010

1998 f-150 fuel Tank Straps Very Rusty. Wondering If ford Is Willing To Fix The Problem? Has There Been A Recall Yet? *tr

Mileage was 208200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1723WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MISSISSAUGA, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 17, 2011

Driving 1998 ford f-150 4 X 4 Truck On Dry, Flat, Smooth Asphalt Surface Road At 45 Mph When I Noticed A Loud Metallic Sound. Pulled Off Road Immediately And Noticed Strong Odor Of Gasoline. Looked Under Vehicle And Observed Front End Of Gas Tank Was On The Ground, Leaking Gas Profusely. Turned Off Engine And Immediately Called 9-1-1 Because Of Fire Potential. Fire, Ems, And Local Sheriff Responded. Front Gas Tank Mounting Strap Failed, Causing Tank To Land On Pavement, Rupturing fuel Tank With Resultant Gasoline Spill, Contained By Fire Department. Gas Tank Removed By Fire Department, Truck Towed For Repairs, Approximated At $1,500.00 To Replace Damaged fuel Tank, fuel Pump, And Mounting Straps. Fire Department Reported To Me That Several Occurrences With ford f-150 fuel Tank Mounting Strap Failures Have Been Reported. Updated 09/14/11 *bf The Consumer Stated When The fuel Tank Fell To The Ground, fuel Began Leaking. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Repair Shop. The Front Strap Broke On The Left Top Portion Due To Corrosion. The Consumer Lost Five Gallons Of Gas. The Repairs Cost Over $1000. Updated 09/21/11

Mileage was 141357 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W3WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WEST BEND, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

June 18, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. While Driving Approximately 25 Mph, The Contact Heard A Loud Clunking Noise Outside Of The Vehicle And Maneuvered To The Side Of The Road. He Then Noticed That The fuel Tank Was Partially Detached From The Vehicle With Both fuel Tank Straps Completely Corroded From Rust. In Addition, An Estimated Amount Of Ten Gallons Of fuel Spilled Onto The Ground. The Vehicle Was Towed To An Independent Mechanic For Diagnosis Who Advised That There Was An Open Investigation Associated With The Failure Under Nhtsa Action Number: Ea11006 (fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly: Mounting). The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Contact Was In The Process Of Notifying The Manufacturer Regarding The Defect. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 130,000. The Vin Was Unavailable.

Mileage was 130000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RHINELANDER, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

June 20, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Was Driving 45 Mph When He Heard An Abnormal Noise. Once He Pulled Over, He Noticed That One Of The fuel Tank Straps Had Fractured As A Result Of Corrosion. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For Inspection Or Repairs. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 100,000.

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1724WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WARREN, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

June 16, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 35 Mph The Contact Heard A Scraping Noise Underneath The Vehicle And Noticed Wet Spots On The Road Behind The Vehicle. The Contact Drove Onto The Shoulder Of The Road. The Contact Noticed Two Of The fuel Tank Straps Were Broken And The fuel Tank Had Dropped And Fractured. There Was Approximately Six Gallons Of fuel Leaking Out Of The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Towed To An Auto Shop. The Mechanic Replaced The fuel Tank, Both fuel Straps, The Pressure Sensor And The fuel Tank Vent. The Vehicle Was Repaired. There Was An Open Investigation Under Nhtsa Action Number: Ea11006 ( fuel System, Other:storage:tank Assembly fuel System, Ther:storage:tank Assembly:mounting fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) That May Be Related To The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 130,000. Updated 07/26/11*lj

Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W5WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in REEDSVILLE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 26, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 15 Mph, The Contact Heard A Loud Banging Noise Outside Of The Vehicle. The Contact Maneuvered To The Side Of The Road And Noticed The fuel Tank Was Partially Detached And Dragging On The Ground. The Vehicle Was Towed To An Independent Mechanic Who Stated Both fuel Tank Straps Were Corroded Due To Rust. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 98,500.

Mileage was 98500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX0722WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MOWEAQUA, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

June 17, 2011

Rusted Out Gas Tank Straps On A 1998 ford F150 Causing Tank To Drop, Rattle And Roll. Potential Fire Hazard. *tr

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PINE BEACH, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 01, 2011

Failure Was Immediate, ford F150 fuel Tank Straps. While Driving Down The Road Apparently The Tank Straps Gave Way And The fuel Tank Dropped. Before Coming To A Stop And After Catching Some Uneven Pavement, fuel Tank Was Pealed Open And Losing About 8 Gallons Gas. Fire Dept Was Called And They Cleaned Up Spill. Both Straps Broke And fuel Tank Is Un-repairable. Updated 08/05/11 *bf The Consumer Stated He Experienced Other Problems With The Vehicle, Such As A Leaking Power Steering Gear Box, Brake Lines Had To Be Replaced, There Was A Leak In The 4-wheel Drive Gear Box, The Muffler Hangers, Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends And Shocks All Had To Be Replaced. Updated 08/11/1*jb *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 174200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PAINESVILLE, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 04, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated While Driving 15 Mph Both Straps That Holds The fuel Tank In Place Broke Causing It To Fall Onto The Ground. When The fuel Tank Fell On The Ground All Of The Gasoline Spilled Out Because Of A Hole In The fuel Tank. The Fire Department Was Called In Order To Clean The fuel Spillage. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Residence And Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Stated There Were No Recalls; However, There Was An Investigation Related To The Failure And Offered No Additional Assistance. The Failure Mileage Was 152,000.

Mileage was 152000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1727WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in AKRON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

July 01, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That While Reversing At Approximately 5 Mph In The Driveway, The fuel Tank Partially Detached From The Vehicle And Began To Drag Onto The Ground. There Was No fuel Leaked Due To The Failure. An Authorized Dealer Was Notified And They Recommended Having The Vehicle Towed In For Diagnosis. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The Contact Expressed Significant Concern Over A Potential Fire Hazard. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 100,029. Updated 08/31/2011 *ln

Mileage was 100029 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1766WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEW BOSTON, MI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 03, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving At Approximately 70 Mph, There Was A Clunking Noise Coming From Under The Front Driver Side Door. Also, The Contact Noticed That The fuel Gauge Reading Dropped To Empty In Approximately Forty Five Seconds. The Contact Stopped The Vehicle And Noticed That The Road They Had Been Traveling Was On Fire. The Contact Then Discovered That The fuel Tank Had Detached From The Vehicle And Both Straps Were Missing From The fuel Tank. The Contact Was Unaware Of The Conditions Of The Straps And Stated That Approximately Fifteen Gallons Of fuel Spilled Out Of A Hole In The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Towed To An An Independent Mechanic. The Mechanic Stated The fuel Tank And The Both Straps 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 124,000. Updated 08/11/11 *bf Updated 3/05/2012 *ln

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 124000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1825WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BLAINE, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 05, 2011

My ford f-150 1998 Truck’s Gas Tank Fell Off When I Was Driving Down A Road. Luckily, Nobody Was Injured. I Have Secured It With A Wire For Now. The Vin Number For The Truck [xxx]. Thank You. Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1723WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SMITHFIELD, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

July 10, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 35 Mph The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle. The Contact Noticed Both fuel Tank Straps Broke And Were Corroded. When The fuel Tank Rubbed Against The Ground It Cracked And Approximately Two Gallons Of fuel Spilled. The Vehicle Was Towed To An Auto Repair Shop Where The Technicians Stated The fuel Tank, The fuel Tank Straps, And A fuel Sensor Needed To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Repaired. There Was An Open Investigation; 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 183,070.

Mileage was 183070 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1766WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SOUTHGATE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 03, 2011

Gas Tank Strap Broke On My 1998 ford f-150. Dragged Sparking Along Way Before Realizing What Was Happening Updated 09/14/11*bf The Consumer Stated The fuel Tank Straps Appeared To Be In Good Shape. Updated Ivoq 09/16/11 *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W7WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WIS. RAPIDS, WI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Sept 13, 2009

I Was Driving At Approximately 40 Mph On A Smooth, Paved Road, When The Two Straps That Support The Vehicle fuel Tank Broke, And The Tank Fell To The Road. I Immediately Pulled Off The Main Road And Investigated. The Rear Of The Tank Was Still Attached To The Frame By A Plastic Cradle, But The Front End Had Contacted The Road And Ploughed Along For About 100 Feet. There Was A Dent In The Tank And Some Wear, But No Apparent Leaks. The fuel Lines And Filler Hose Remained Intact And Attached. I Temporarily Winched The Tank Up With A Ratchet Strap To Get Home, And Have Since Replaced The Faulty Straps With New Ones. *tr

Mileage was 125900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18WXWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JORDAN, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

July 12, 2011

Was Driving My 1998 ford f-150 And Over Heard A Scraping Noise. I Had Just Had The Drums On My Truck Serviced And Thought One Of Them May Have Seized So I Pulled Into A Parking Lot Only To Find 2 Of The Straps Supporting The Gas Tank Broke Off Disposing A Full Gas Tank Over A Church Parking Lot And Down A Stretch Of Road. I Have Been Notified By My Insurer That A Claim Of Almost 10000 Dollars Has Been Submitted From The City For Clean Up And The Church To Re-pave The Driveway Therefore Upping My Insurance Almost 400$ A Year And Staining My Record For Up To 6 Years! This Is Completely Unfair That ford Can Get Away With Making Such A Shoddy Product And I Cant Help But Feel That They Are Responsible For This Incident And That I Should Be At No Fault. I Have Since Sold The Death Trap Truck. *tt

Mileage was 128000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KITCHENER, 00. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Apr 07, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That While Driving Approximately 50 Mph, The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle And Caused Sparks When It Fell Onto The Ground. The Contact Noticed That Both fuel Tank Straps Were Corroded, And Approximately 10 Gallons Of fuel Leaked Out From A Hole In The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Towed Home And Was Not Repaired. There Was An 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 160,000. The Vin Was Not Available.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 160000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in UNIONTOWN, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

July 17, 2011

I Filled My fuel Tank Up And Notice A Gasoline Smell. During An Inspection Of The Tank I Found Gas On The Ground And The Rear fuel Tank Strap Rusted Completely Through And A Hole In The Tank Where The Strap Would Have Been. This Is Not Only A Health Hazard But A Fire Hazard As Well. *kb

Mileage was 168472 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W4WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in OHIO, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 15, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That One Of The fuel Tank Strap Snapped Due To Corrosion. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Vehicle Identification Number Was Not Available. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 171,000.

Mileage was 171000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 01, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 70 Mph, The fuel Tank Detached And Began To Drag Onto The Ground. The Vehicle Was Driven To The Side Of The Road. The Contact Noticed Both fuel Tank Straps Fractured As A Result Of Rust; However There Was No fuel Leaking. The fuel Tank Was Temporarily Repaired With A Strong Rope. The Failure Was Not Diagnosed Or Permanently Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Defect. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 70,000. The Vin Was Unavailable.

Mileage was 70000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LANSING, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 24, 2011

Gas Tank Strap Broke Due To Corrosion. *tr

Mileage was 66931 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W3WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MENOMINEE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 25, 2011

I Own A 1998 ford 150 Pickup And The Gas Tank Straps Have Rusted Through And It Is Dangerous. I Have Been Told That There Is A Recall From ford But When I Took My Truck To The ford Dealer I Was Told That If A Recall Was On The News That It Many Be A Year Before The Recall Letters Are Mailed. Is This True? I Worry Because How Many People May Lose Their Lives Over The Year It Takes To Get The Letters Mailed Out… *tr

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1729WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in IN, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 02, 2011

Gas Tank Straps Failed, Tank Fell Off, Full Tank Of Gas, Hasmat Had To Show Up To Clean Up The Gas, Had Tank And Straps Replaced. *kb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W8WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ALTON, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 18, 2011

While Driving Down The Highway At 65 Mph The Strap That Holds The Gas Tank In Place Broke. By The Time We Got To A Safe Place To Pull Over, The Gas Tank Had A Large Hole In It From Scraping On The Road & 20+ Gallons Of Gasoline Was Running Out Beneath Our Vehicle. We Were Extremely Lucky There Was No Fire. We Had To Pay $240 For A Flatbed To Get The Vehicle Back Home & Another $500 To Put On A New Gas Tank & New Straps. Not To Mention The $65 In Gas That Poured Out On The Road. I Think A Warning From ford Would Have Saved Us From What Easily Could Have Ended In Disaster.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 130293 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WINDOM, MN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 08, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That While Driving 2 Mph, The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle And Began To Leak fuel. The Vehicle Was Towed To An Independent Repair Shop Where The Contact Was Informed That One Of The Straps Which Held The fuel Tank In Place Fractured Due To Corrosion. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure, But Offered No Assistance. Approximately 18 Months Later The Manufacturer Was Again Notified And The Contact Was Informed 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 Not Yet Taken In For Repair. The Failure Mileage Was 128,000.

Mileage was 128000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1761WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CINCINNATI, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph.

Mar 08, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 30 Mph The Contact Depressed The Brake Pedal. The Brakes Did Not Respond And The Contact Crashed Into A Vehicle. A Report Was Filed. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Repair Shop Where The Mechanic Stated The Brake Line Was Rusted. One Of The fuel Tank Straps Were Covered With Rust And The Other Strap Was Broken. The Brake Lines Were Replaced. The fuel Tank Straps Were Not Repaired Because The Part Was Not Available And Had To Be Ordered. There Was A Nhtsa Recall Campaign Number: 11v385000 ( fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) That May Be Related To The Failure. The Contact Was Unaware If The Vin Was Included In The Recall. The Vin Was Not Available. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 170,000.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 170000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TIVERTON, RI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 19, 2011

Upon Hearing Of Gas Tank Strap Recall For My ford Pickup I Decided To Take A Quick Look At Mine To See If Either One Was Cracked. Once Under The Truck I Smelled Gas. A Leak Appears To Be Originating From Around The Innermost Strap. Will ford Repair The Leaking Gas Tanks With The Recall? *tr

Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF0760WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 05, 2011

The Gas Straps Holding My Gas Tank Together Broke And Caused My Gas Tank To Fall Out Of My Truck While I Was Driving Down The Interstate, In The Rain. *kb

Mileage was 167000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1765WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ATLANTA, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Nov 15, 2010

The Contact Owns 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated The Tank Was Covered With Rust And He Was Able To Stick An Object Through It Since There Was A Hole In It. The Contact Was Awaiting A Service Appointment With The Dealer To Have Recall Number: 11v385000 ( fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) Repair Performed; However, He Stated The Tank As Well As The Straps Should Be Replaced In Order To Prevent Further Hazards. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified. The Current And Failure Mileage Was 140,000.

Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF18W6WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TRACY, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 25, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Rotating The Tires On The Vehicle The Contact Noticed The fuel Tank Straps Were Corroded. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Stated There Was A Recall Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) But The Vin Was Not Included In The Recall. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 170,000.

Mileage was 170000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L1WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BAYTOWN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 20, 2011

While The Vehicle Was Traveling On A Level, Paved Two-lane Rural Road, The Front fuel Tank Storage Mounting Strap Broke. The Front Of The fuel Tank Dropped Down And Came In Contact With The Road Surface Causing It To Be Dragged. The Tank Was Pushed Backwards And It Broke Off The Brake Line To The Rear Axle Creating A Loss Of Braking Ability. The Vehicle Coasted To A Stop And It Was Found That The fuel Tank Was Punctured Where It Had Dragged On The Pavement, Causing A Loss Of Approximately Fifteen Gallons Of Gasoline On The Surface Of The Road. The Local ford Dealer Was Contacted And It Was Determined That The Dealer Did Not Have The Parts Required For The Repair. The ford Dealer Advised To Have The Vehicle Towed To A Non-ford Repair Facility, Have It Repaired And The Cost Would Be Reimbursed By ford.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 111185 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W0WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in READING, MI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Aug 22, 2011

Gas Tank Straps Are Rusted In To On My Truck No Rust On It But The Straps. *tr

Mileage was 260000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1764WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BRICH RIVER, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 08, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That There Was A Hole In The fuel Tank And fuel Was Leaking. The Contact Received Notification Of Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) And The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For Recall Repairs. The Repairs Did Not Stop The fuel Tank From Leaking. The Dealer Informed The Contact That The fuel Tank Would Need Replacing But Was Not Covered Under The Recall. The Dealer Contacted The Manufacturer Who Confirmed That They Will Not Assist With Repairs To The Vehicle Because The Specific Part That Had Failed Was Not Included In The Recall. The Vehicle Was Not Further Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 133,355.

Mileage was 133355 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W6WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GRANTSVILLE, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 09, 2011

Gas Tank Straps Broke And Gas Tank Dropped Onto Skid Plate And Wore A Hole Into The Gas Tank Causing fuel To Leak. Took The Truck To A ford Dealer In Town And They Ran The Vin Number And Said It Was Covered. Four Weeks Later Was Told That ford Declined To Fix Because The Truck Had A Skid Plate. Call ford Customer Service And Was Told That The Skid Plate Was There To Hold Up The Gas Tank. Seems If A Skid Plate Was There To Hold Up The Tank Why Is There Straps? *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF18WXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CAPAC, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 17, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Was Parked When He Noticed That One Of The fuel Tank Straps Was Fractured Due To Corrosion. The Two Remaining fuel Tank Straps Were Experiencing Corrosion As Well, But Were Not Fractured. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Authorized Dealer And Was Repaired Under The Recall Associated With Nhtsa Campaign Id Number 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting). The Contact Expressed Concern Because Only The Fractured Strap Was Replaced Under The Recall. The Contact Was Informed That According To The Recall, They Were Only Obligated To Replace The Fractured Strap. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Informed The Contact That They Would Only Replaced The Strap Which Fractured. The Contact Also Stated That The Rear Leaf Springs Fractured And Pierced Through The Truck Bed Due To Corrosion. In Addition, The Frame Under The Front Driver Side Also Exhibited Rust And Corrosion. The Failure Mileage Was 175,000.

Mileage was 175000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1760WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEW ALBANY, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 08, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. 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 fuel Tank Was Leaking As A Result Of Corroded fuel Tank Straps. The Contact Was Also Informed That They Were Only Required To Replace The fuel Tank Straps According To The Recall. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired And The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 130,000.

Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1724WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WARMINSTER, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 23, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 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. The Dealer Refused To Perform The Recall Repairs Due To Rust On The Mounting Hooks For The Straps. The Dealer Stated That They Would Have To Weld The Mounting Hooks. The Contact Did Not Call The Manufacturer And The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Contact Stated That The Failure Was A Serious Safety Issue That Could Lead To A Crash. The Failure Mileage Was 140,000.

Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W1WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KENT, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 03, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Parked, The Contact Noticed A fuel Odor. After Inspecting The Vehicle The Contact Noticed That The Rear fuel Tank Strap Was Corroded And Caused A Fracture In The fuel Tank, Causing fuel To Leak. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where The Technician Advised That The Vehicle Was Included In The Recall Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) But The Recall Would Only Cover The fuel Strap Replacement And Not The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Vin Was Not Available. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 96,000. Updated 10/27/11*lj Updated 12/06/2011 *ln

Mileage was 96000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DANBURY, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: COLONIAL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: DANBURY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 06810 .

Sept 15, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Straps Were Completely Rusted And Causing The fuel Tank To Leak. The Contact Later Received Notification Of Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) And Contacted The Dealer For Repairs. The Dealer Was Advised Of The Failure And Stated That They Would Not Replace The fuel Tank Unless It Was Completely Detached From The Vehicle And Leaking fuel. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 150,000.

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF18L4WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ALTON, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 26, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Was Rusted And Corroded. The Vehicle Was Leaking fuel After The Dealer Tried To Repair The fuel Straps But Did Not Repair The Straps Due To The Corrosion. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified. The Failure Mileage Was 150,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BARNSTEAD, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 12, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated The Straps On The fuel Tank Were Rusting. The Contact Believed That The Recall Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly: Mounting) Applied To The Failure But The Contact Was Advised By The Manufacturer That The Vehicle Could Not Be Repaired Under The Recall. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 180,000.

Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DEMOINE, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 10, 2011

7/14/2011 – My Mechanic Replaced Rotting Gas Tank Straps 10/3/2011 – ford Dealer (after Receiving Recall Notice On Gas Tank Straps) Applied Reinforcement Straps On Gas Tank Straps. No Indication Given To Me That These Were Not Secured Onto Frame. 10/12/2011 – Brought My Truck Into My Mechanic For Oil Change. He Noticed That The Gas Tank Straps And Reinforcement Straps Were Not Connected Onto The Frame On Drivers Side Rear. 10/12/2011 – Brought Truck Back To ford Dealer To Fix The Safety Recall That Last Week They Had Applied. I Mean, It Is Hard To Believe That A Week Later, And The Straps Failed. Was Told That They Only Install The Gas Tank Straps And That’s It. Whether They Are Connected To Frame Or Not That Is Rusting Is Not Their Concern And Is Not Covered By The Recall. This Is Preposterous. Since The Same Metal Was Probably Used Throughout The Truck And Caused The Recall Of The Gas Tank Straps — A Safety Recall, Shouldn’t They Be Sure To Apply These To Known Good Structure And If Such Structure Suffers From The Same Problem As The Gas Tank Straps, Shouldn’t That Be Covered? I Really Think ford Should Stand Behind Its Products And Its Safety Recall Installations And Take Care Of The Frame That Holds These Rotting Gas Tank Straps. The Cause Of Failure Is The Same. Rusting Frame Is Same Rusting As The Gas Tank Straps. *kb

Mileage was 101505 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WELLS, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 12, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Inspecting The Vehicle The Contact Noticed The fuel Tank Was Fractured And There Was A fuel Leak. The Contact Received A Recall Notice Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting). The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For The Recall Repair Where The Technician Stated The fuel Tank Straps Would Not Be Replaced Because There Was A fuel Leak And The fuel Tank Was Not A Part Of The Recall For Replacement. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 200,000.

Mileage was 200000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W0WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MICHIGAN CITY, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 15, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated While The Recall Remedy Was Performed Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number:11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) The Dealer Confirmed There Was A Hole In The fuel Tank. The Manufacturer Was Contacted, But The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 140,000.

Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1824WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RAYLAND, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 17, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Was Driving 10 Mph When The fuel Tank Dropped As A Result Of One Of The Straps Breaking. The Contact Mentioned That No fuel Was Spilled And After Inspecting The Vehicle, He Realized That Both Straps Were Corroded. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure Who Did Not Offer Any Assistance Since The Vehicle Was Not Included In The Recall Associated With Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting). The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 155,000.

Mileage was 155000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1829WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BISMARCK, ND. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Oct 13, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Had Become Damaged As A Result Of Corroded Straps. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Who Verified The Failure And Stated That The fuel Tank Needed To Be Replaced. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure Who Did Not Offer Any Assistance Since The Vehicle Was Not Included In Any Recalls. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And The Current Mileage Was 104,000.

Mileage was 104000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L7WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COMMERCE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 24, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That Corrosion From The fuel Tank Straps Caused A Leakage In The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Who Contacted The Manufacturer For Approval In Repairing The Vehicle. The Manufacturer Stated That There Were No Recalls For The Repair And Offered No Other Assistance. The Failure Mileage Was 160,000.

Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1727WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ATKINSON, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 01, 2011

On 8/22/2011 The fuel Tank Fell Completely Out Of My 1998 f-150 Truck Due To The fuel Tank Straps Breaking. The fuel Tank And Straps Had To Be Replaced Because The Tank Ruptured When It Was Dragging The Road Underneath My Truck Before I Could Come To A Complete Stop. The Emergency Repairs Were Made By Myself And During This Process I Also Noticed That The fuel Tank Vapor Pressure Sensor Had Broke As Well During The Incident. The Sensor Was Priced At The Local ford Dealer For $102.00 But This Part Has Not Been Replaced And I Am Currently Operating My Vehicle Without This Safety Device. I Have Received An Official Safety Recall Notice 11s21 From The ford Motor Company For This Exact Issue And The Recall Has Been Performed To My Vehicle Even Though The Parts Were Brand New. I Have Also Received Reimbursement From A Local ford Dealer (donley ford Of Shelby, Oh) For The fuel Tank And The Straps. The Dealer Would Not Replace The Sensor Because They Did Not Get Authorization From ford To Do So. I Have Contacted ford Customer Care And Spoke With A Supervisor Named [xxx]. He Informed Me That ford Is Not Liable For The Sensor Since There Is No Way To Determine If It Had Been Replaced Prior To This Incident. I Purchased The Truck When It Was Approximately 1 Year Old And This Part Has Never Been Replaced. A Complaint # 8802723 Was Filed With Eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau Asking For ford To Replace The Sensor, But They Were Not Able To Help Me And Have Closed The Complaint. ford‘s Reason For Not Replacing The Part Was Because I Did The Repairs Myself. I Feel ford Is Liable For The Part And Should Supply Me With A Replacement Part. I Would Greatly Appreciate Your Assistance In Convincing ford That They Are Responsible For The Part Since Is Was Broke As The Result Of A Known Recall Issue. Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

Mileage was 154000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHELBY, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Aug 22, 2011

The Brackets That Hold The fuel Tank Straps Have Rusted Along With The Straps To The Point That The Tank May Fall Off. I Believe That This Is The Same Problem That Caused The Failure Of The Straps Rusting Through. This Can Create A Fire Even After The Straps Have Been Replaced Because The Whole Structure Of The fuel Tank Support System Is Failing. *tr

Mileage was 140000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHERMANS DALE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 06, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Was Driving Approximately 25 Mph When A Loud Noise Was Heard From Outside The Vehicle. After Pulling Over He Noticed That The fuel Tank Was Fractured And Detached From The Vehicle. Approximately Nine Gallons Of Gasoline Was Spilled And Caused A Minor Fire, But The Fire Was Quickly Extinguished. The Vehicle Was Then Towed To An Independent Mechanic Where They Advised The Contact That The fuel Tank Fractured Due To The Corrosion Of Both fuel Straps. The fuel Tank, Straps And Other Unknown Components Were Repaired. The Contact Later Received Notification Of Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting). The Manufacturer Was Contacted To Seek Reimbursement And A Claim Was Filed. The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 151,181.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 151181 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1761WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GAHANNA, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Mar 17, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Had A Leak Due To Corroded Straps. The fuel Tank And The Corroded fuel Tank Straps Were Replaced. The Vin Was Not Available. The Failure Mileage Was 104,000 And The Current Mileage Was 105,000.

Mileage was 104000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BOYERTOWN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 01, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated After Receiving Nhtsa Recall Campaign Number 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) And Having The Vehicle Diagnosed They Advised Him That The fuel Tank Began To Leak And They Were Not Going To Replace It. The Vehicle Two Straps Were Repaired But Not The fuel Tank. The Manufacturer Was Contacted And They Offered No Assistance. The Failure And Current Mileage Was Unknown. The Vin Was Unavailable.

Mileage was 0 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CHESTER, VT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 14, 2012

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Noticed That There Was A Very Strong fuel Odor Coming From The fuel Tank. The Contact Also Received The Recall Notice Associated With Nhtsa Campaign Id Number 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting). The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer And The Dealer Was Made Aware Of The fuel Odor.the Dealer Stated That They Would Only Repair The fuel Tank Straps And Not The fuel Tank Because The fuel Tank Was Not Included In The Recall. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 135,000 And The Current Mileage Was 136,000.

Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W7WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WEBSTER, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 31, 2012

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That There Was A Dragging Noise Heard From Under The Vehicle. The Contact Inspected The Vehicle And Found That The fuel Tank Was Separated And Dragging On The Ground, Leaking Fluid. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where The Failure Was Located At The fuel Tank Strap, Which Was Corroded And Causing The fuel Tank To Separate. The Dealer Replaced The fuel Tank And The Straps. The Manufacturer Was Contacted And Denied Assistance With The fuel Tank Replacement, Because The fuel Tank Was Not Included In Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 fuel System (gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly: Mounting). The Failure Mileage Was 200,000 And The Current Mileage Was 220,000.

Mileage was 200000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX17W6WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DETROIT, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 14, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Having The Vehicle Repaired Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) The Contact Was Informed That The fuel Tank Had Began To Leak Were The Straps Were Replaced And Needed To Be Repaired. The Contact Was Informed That The fuel Tank Would Not Be Repaired Under The Recall. The Current And The Failure Mileages Were 118,000.

Mileage was 118000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1720WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ALIQUIPPA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 09, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Was Equipped With A Dual fuel Tank. After Refueling, The Front fuel Tank Would Overflow And Cause The fuel To Leak Out Of The Filler Cap And Onto The Ground. The Failure Was Related To A Faulty fuel Tank Selector Valve. The Contact Referenced Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 91v146000 (fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Auxillary Tank: Selector Devices) But Was Advised That The Vehicle Was Not Included In The Recall. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Defect. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 199,500.

Mileage was 199500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF15Y4JP. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHEDD, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 12, 2012

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That While Driving Approximately 25 Mph, An Abnormal Noise Was Exhibited From Outside Of The Vehicle. The Contact Later Noticed That The Driver’s Side fuel Tank Strap Was 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 Was Not Repaired For The Most Recent Failure. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 173,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 173000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1762WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TIFFIN, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

May 13, 2014

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