1998 Ford F-150 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Mounting 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 Storage Tank Assembly Mounting problems and defects. Total reports: 29.

Dt: Contact Stated While Driving The Front Straps On The Gas Tank Broke, Causing The Front Tank To Hit The Ground And Rupture. Consumer Had Just Filled The Tank And Gasoline Spilled Out Onto The Highway. The Fire Department And The Emergency Management Agency Were On The Scene Where This Occurred. There Was A Report From The Emergency Management Agency. Consumer Contacted The Manufacturer, They Said There Were No Other Complaints Of This Nature, But For The Consumer To Keep His Receipts In Case There Was A Recall. The Vehicle Was Towed From The Highway To A Local Service Dealer. The Service Dealer Stated That One Of The Straps Rusted. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1721WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MONTICELLO, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20050518. Vehicle was 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. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: PIERSON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-843-2227 . DEALER’S CITY: ZIONVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 46077 .

July 21, 2005

Dt*: The Contact Stated While Turning A Corner At 10 Mph, A Loud Bang Was Heard. The Vehicle Was Pulled Over And Upon Inspection, The Contact Found The Front Of The fuel Tank On The Ground. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealership, Where Two Of Three fuel Tank Bands Were Replaced Because Of Corrosion. This Vehicle Was Located In A Salt Belt State. Updated 05/04/06

Mileage was 118000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1724WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20040421. Vehicle was 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. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BROWNELL . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 845-831-3000 . DEALER’S CITY: FISHKILL . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 12524 .

Apr 06, 2006

fuel Tank Straps Rusting Through And fuel Tank Falling From Vehicle. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 126341 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF18W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHERMANSDALE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980713. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HARLBOLD FORD . DEALER’S CITY: DILLSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 17019 .

Jan 22, 2007

Straps Retaining The fuel Tank Failed Resulting In The fuel Tank Dragging On The Road. Was Able To Temporarily Retain Tank With Ratcheting Tie Down Strap And Get Vehicle Home Safely. I Was Lucky That The Failure Occurred At Low Speed, And Not On A Highway As This Could Have Resulted In Fire And Or Injuries.*ak

Mileage was 101000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in EAST LONGMEADOW, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 20001220. 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. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

June 28, 2007

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving 55 Mph, The Contact Heard A Strange Noise Coming From The Vehicle. He Pulled Over And Noticed That The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle And Fell Onto The Ground. He Strapped It Back On Because It Was Still Filled With Gasoline. The Vehicle Was Towed To His Residence. The Gasoline Was Drained And The Contact Is In The Process Of Getting A New Tank And Straps. The Dealer Stated That There Were No Recalls For This Failure. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 106,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 106000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W6WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEWRIEGAL, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Apr 27, 2009

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Was Inspecting The Vehicle When He Noticed That One Of The fuel Tank Straps Had Fractured Due To Corrosion. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For Repairs Of Diagnostic Testing. The Manufacturer Was Not Contacted. The Failure Mileage Was 98,000 And The Current Mileage Was 110,000.

Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX08W5WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAINT CLAIR SHORES, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 01, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Performed Repairs On The Vehicle And When Replacing The Rear Brake Pads, He Detected That The fuel Tank Straps Exhibited Rust Corrosion. The Vehicle Was Not Ben Diagnosed Or Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 130,000. Updated 02/07/11 *bf The Fule Tank Straps Were Replaced Due To Rust. Updatd 02/14/11

Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W2WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PONTIAC, 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BRIGHTON FORD .

Sept 02, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Inspected His Vehicle And Noticed That One Of The fuel Straps Were Covered With Rust And Disconnected From The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Had Not Been Repaired At The Time Of The Complaint. The Contact Called The Manufacturer Who Referred Him To Nhtsa. The Current And Failure Mileages Were Approximately 180,000.

Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1765WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VANWERT, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 10, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Was Driving 60 Mph On A Busy Highway When The Straps Holding The fuel Tank Fractured From The Vehicle. The Tank Ruptured And Gasoline fuel Was Spewed Onto The Vehicle And Onto The Highway. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Contacts Residence. The Vehicle Was Not Inspected Or Repaired For The Failure. Theo Contact Discovered The Failure Was Caused By Extreme Rust And Corrosion. The Manufacturer Offered No Assistance. The Current And Failure Mileage Was Approximately 181,000.

Mileage was 181000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX17WXWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TEMPERANCE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 26, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Mounting Bracket That Connected The fuel Tank To The Frame Was Fractured Due To Severe Frame Rust. The Contact Stated That The Failure Could Cause The fuel Tank To Fracture From The Vehicle While Driving. The Manufacturer Advised The Contact That They Would Investigate The Failure Further. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 148,000.

Mileage was 148000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1764WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in OTTAWA, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 30, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While The Contact Was Dispensing fuel Into The fuel Tank, The fuel Tank Suddenly Detached From The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Towed To An Authorized Dealer Where They Informed The Contact That The fuel Tank Support Straps Completely Rusted. The Vehicle Was Repaired With The Replacement Of The fuel Tank Straps. The Failure Mileage Was 200,000. The Vin Was Unavailable.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 200000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WILLIAMSON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 06, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. While Driving 15 Mph The fuel Tank Fell Off The Vehicle. The Contact Stated That The Straps To The fuel Tank Broke In Half. The Failure Also Caused The fuel Fill Pipe To Break. The Contact Pulled Over To The Side Of The Road To Inspect The Vehicle And With Assistance The fuel Tank Was Strapped Back Onto The Vehicle Allowing The Contact To Drive To His Residence. The Vehicle Was In The Dealers Possession When The Complaint Was Filed. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Contact Was Unable To Provide A Vin. The Failure And Current Mileage Were Approximately 120,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TWO RIVERS, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Sept 26, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That He Refueled The Vehicle And Parked It At His Residence. The Following Morning, The fuel Tank Had Fractured And Was Sitting On The Ground Directly Under The Vehicle. Upon Further Inspection, He Discovered That The fuel Tank Belt Was Corroded. The Contact Replaced The fuel Tank Belt. The Vin Was Not Available. The Failure And The Current Mileage Was 135,000. Updated 12/30/10 *bf Updated 01/10/11*jb

Mileage was 135000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 29, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While The Vehicle Was Parked The Contact Inspected The Vehicle And Noticed One Of The fuel Tank Straps Had Become Detached From The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For Diagnostic Testing. The Vehicle Was Not 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). The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 153,385.

Mileage was 153385 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W2WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WAYNESBORO, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 10, 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 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 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

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 f-150. The Contact Stated That One Of The Two fuel Straps Fractured. The Dealer And Manufacturer Were Notified Of The Failure But The Vehicle Was Neither Inspected Nor Repaired. The Contact Was Concerned With That Fact That The fuel Tank Could Possibly Detach A Result Of The Amount Of Pressure On One Strap. The Failure Mileage Was 79,170 And The Current Mileage Was 79,176. Updated 09/02/11*lj Updated 10/31/11

Mileage was 79170 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1725WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PEORIA, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 20090401. 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: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: HONDA WORLD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 692-4000 . DEALER’S CITY: PEORIA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 61616 .

July 01, 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

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 5 Mph The Contact Heard A Dragging Sound From Underneath The Vehicle. The Contact Turned The Vehicle Off And Noticed The fuel Tank Had Detached. The fuel Tank Was Fractured And Approximately Eighteen Gallons Of fuel Spilled Onto The Ground. The Police And Fire Department Reported To The Scene And A Report Was Filed. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer. The Technicians Stated The fuel Tank Straps Needed To Be Replaced Due To Corrosion. The fuel Tank And fuel Lines Also Needed To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. There Was An Investigation Open 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 170,000. Updated 9/16/11 *cn The fuel Tank Was Inoperable When The Tank Hit The Ground And fuel Sensor Could Not Be Removed Due To Corrosion And Age.

Mileage was 170000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18WXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROCKFORD, 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 SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

July 19, 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 A 1998 ford 150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Was Previously Repaired In 2009 Which Consisted Of The Replacement Of Both fuel Tank Straps And The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Repaired By An Independent Mechanic At The Owner’s Expense. Most Recently, There Was A Recall Pertaining To The Similar Defect Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly: Mounting). The Contact Planned To Take The Vehicle To An Authorized Dealer For Inspection To Verify Whether The Recall Remedy Should Be Performed On The Vehicle Even Though There Had Not Been A Failure. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Problem. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 130,000. Updated 11/15/11*lj The Consumer Stated In 2009 The Gas Tank Straps Failed And Caused Damage To The Gas Tank And fuel Sending Unit. The Current Recall, Only Allows The fuel Tank Straps To Be Replaced. Updated 11/16/11. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W5WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JAMESVILLE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Mar 05, 2009

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Noticed An Overpowering Gasoline Smell Around The Exterior Of The Vehicle. After Inspecting The Vehicle, The Contact Discovered fuel Dripping From The fuel Tank. The Contact Stated That Approximately 1 Gallon Of fuel Had Spilled. The fuel Tank Strap Was Corroded And Had Caused The fuel Tank To Fracture. The Vehicle Was Included In The Recall Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting). The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Advised That The fuel Tank Would Not Be Covered Under The Recall. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 120,000. Updated 12/06/11*lj The Consumer Stated The Tank And Straps Were Replaced Due To A Rupture. Updated 12/14/11

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRF18L5WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HOLLY, MI. 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BUSHEY AUTOMOTIVE . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 989-764-7431 . DEALER’S CITY: SAGINAW . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 48602 .

Oct 24, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford F150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For Repairs Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly: Mounting). The Dealer Made Repairs To The Vehicle But Shortly After, The Vehicle Began To Experience A Failure In Which fuel Would Leak When Refueling. The Dealer Informed The Contact That They Were Not Responsible For The Failure And That She Would Have To Pay To Repair The fuel Tubing And The fuel Tank. The Manufacturer Was Notified Who Advised That Unless They Saw The Leak From The Straps That They Would Not Pay For The Repairs. The Failure Mileage Was 250,000. Updated 11/03/11. *jb Updated 11/14/11 *bf There Was A Slight Leak Noticed At fueling And The Contact Noticed One Of The fuel Tank Straps Had Broken Off And The fuel Tank Was Tilted Down. The Dealer Replaced The fuel Tank Straps To The Vehicle. But, Immediately After, fuel Began To Spray Onto The Ground When Attempting To Refuel. The Dealer Explained It Was Clearly Related To The Failure Repairs As Identified By The Recall Hotline And Than Many Customers Were Experiencing The Problem. The Dealer Explained That The Hotline Approved The Repairs And Tank Replacement For Some And Then Arbitrarily Not For Others. The Recall Hotline Refused To Make Any Repairs Other Than The fuel Tank Strap Replacement. The Dealer Informed The Contact That Due To The Recall Refusal, He Would Have To Pay For The Repair To Replace The fuel Tank. The Manufacturer Was Notified And Stated That Unless They Saw The Leak From The Straps That They Would Not Pay For The Repairs. Updated 01.23.12

Mileage was 250000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L6WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MILFORD, 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HINES AUTO PARK FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 248-437-6700 . DEALER’S CITY: NEW HUDSON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 48165 .

Oct 03, 2011

1998 ford f-150. Consumer Writes In Regards To Recall Notice And Problem With Charging System *tgw The Consumer Stated After Having The fuel Straps Replaced At The Dealer Under The Recall, A Few Days Later, He Began To Smell Gas. When He Looked Under The Vehicle, He Discovered The fuel Tank Was Leaking Gas Around The Rear fuel Tank Strap, That Was Just Replaced Days Before. The Consumer Returned To The Dealer And Explained To Them, The fuel Tank Was Not Leaking When He First Brought The Truck To Them. The Dealer Stated They Were Not Responsible. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1728WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MUSKEGON, 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. DEALER’S NAME: GREAT LAKES LINCOLN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 231-777-2750 . DEALER’S CITY: MUSKEGON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 49442 .

Sept 01, 2011

1998 ford f-150. Consumer Writes In Regards To Recall Notice Related To Faulty Bands Holding The Gas Tank *tgw When The Consumer Contacted The Dealer To Make An Appointment, He Was Informed There Were No Parts Available. *jb

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in OCONTO, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: PETERSEN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: OCONTO FALLS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WI.

Nov 01, 2011

Consumer Writes In Regards To 1998 ford f-150 Truck And Safety Repairs *tgw The Consumer Was Denied Reimbursement For The Repair Cost He Incurred. ford Stated The Repair Was Completed After The Eligibility Date Of The Refund Reimbursement Plan. *jb Updated 01/22/13

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PATASKALA, 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.

Mar 01, 2012

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 40 Mph, The Contact Heard A Grinding Noise From Under The Vehicle. The Contact Stopped The Vehicle And Noticed That The fuel Tank Was Detached From The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Towed To An Independent Mechanic And The Contact Was Advised That The fuel Tank And fuel Tank Straps Would Have To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Found To Be Included In The Recall Associated With Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting). The Dealer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Stated That They Would Not Cover The Repairs Performed On The Vehicle Because It Was Not Taken To An Authorized Dealer For The Recall Repairs. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 150,000. Updated 6/12/12 *cn Updated 06/21/12.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W6WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BIGFORK, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980818. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: STILLWATER FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 651-430-2400 . DEALER’S CITY: STILLWATER . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 55082 .

May 10, 2012

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