2000 Ford F-150 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Mounting problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 2000 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: 17.

– The Contact Stated That While Driving The Gas Tank Unattached Itself From The Vehicle. The Contact Stated That He Was Driving At 55 Mph When The Straps Holding The Gas Tank Came Off. The Tank Fell To The Ground, And He Was Able To Pull To The Side Of The Road Without Incident, The Conditions On 12-24-06 Were Dry. The Contact Stated That He Kept The Truck In A Garage. *ak Updated 02/27/07. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 102400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18W7YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in WAPAKONETA, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20020504. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Dec 24, 2006

Email From The Office Of Congressman Dingell Re Constituent Who Believes ford Motor Co. Maybe In Violation Of The Tread Act. *nj The Consumer Stated The Design Flaw Dates Back To The Late 1990’s. The Consumer Believed That The ford F Series Super Duty Pick-up Trucks Need To Be Investigated For A Defect That Involves The Side Pole Which Could Cause Injuries/deaths During A Side Impact Crash. *jb The Consumer Claimed That The Relationship Of The Frame Rail Spacing And Occupant Seating Placed The Occupant In Undue Danger In Side Impact Crashes. Especially When The Side Impact Involves The Vehicle Striking A Pole. Updated 03/1/10 Updated 03/15/10 The Consumer Stated The fuel Leak Was A Result Of A Tank Strap That Rusted. Also, The Other Strap Is Severely Corroded. Updated 01/28/11 Updated 03/08/11 Updated 9/24/13*cn

FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in DUNDEE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

June 01, 2009

My Husband And Daughter Filled The Gas Tank Of Our ford f-150 Truck, Year 2000. Just Minutes Later While On I-265 About To Merge Onto I-65, The Gas Tank Fell Off And Dragged The Highway. A Policeman Stopped To Help And He Called The Fire Department. They Came And Put A Fire Retardant On The Gas Spill. The Truck Was Towed To A Service Center And A New Gas Tank Was Strapped On With New Straps. *tr Updated 08/01/11 *bf Updated 12/05/11

Mileage was 168390 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX17W9YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in CHARLESTOWN, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

May 29, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2000 ford f-150. The Contact Noticed That One Of The fuel Tank Straps Rusted And Fell Off. Another Strap Was Rusting And Looked As If It Were About To Fall Off As Well. The Vehicle Had Not Been Inspected Or Repaired. The Contact Had Not Spoken With The Manufacturer At The Time Of The Complaint, The Current And Failure Mileages Were Approximately 103,000.

Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF18W6YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in FRANCISCO, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 15, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2000 ford F150. The Contact Was Driving 60 Mph When The fuel Tank Straps Fractured And Caused The fuel Tank To Fall To The Ground, Spewing Gasoline Onto The Highway. The Fire Department Was Called To Clean The fuel From The Highway. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Nearby Lot Where The Contact Was Awaiting For Repairs. The Dealer And The Manufacturer Were Not Yet Contacted. The Failure Mileage Was 70,000.

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18W2YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in ANNAPOLIS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 25, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2000 ford f-150. While Traveling 55 Mph, The Contact Noticed A Dragging Noise Coming From The Rear Of The Vehicle. After Examining The Vehicle, The Contact Discovered That The Front End Of The fuel Tank Was Dragging Onto The Pavement. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Local Mechanic Where The Contact Was Informed That The fuel Tank Would Need To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Current And Failure Mileage Was 213,000. Updatedd 09/07/11

Mileage was 213000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX08L2YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in OTTAWA, 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Oct 01, 2010

Gas Tank Fell From Truck While Driving Appx. 35 Mph. fuel Spilled Onto The Road And When Flames Were Seen In Rear View Mirror My Son Jump Out And A Young Man On The Sidewalk Ran Out Onto The Road And Stomped The Fire Out Before It Could Trail Up To The Truck Itself. The Tank Straps Rusted Completed Through. No Longer Supporting The Tank. Police And Fire Truck Arrived But No Report Was Written To My Knowledge By The Wooster City Ohio Responding Units. Updated 07/13/11 Updated 09/14/11 *bf The Consumer Stated The Tank Dropped To The Ground And Was Dragged Across The Ground. Updated 09/21/11 *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 159100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18W0YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in BURBANK, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 22, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2000 ford f-150. The Contact Stated While Driving Approximately 25 Mph The fuel Tank Detached From The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic Who Stated That One Of The Straps Which Held The fuel Tank In Place Fractured. The Contact Also Stated The fuel Tank Ruptured And Was Leaking fuel While It Was Parked At The Repair Shop. The Fire Department Was Notified To Clean Up The Spill. The Vehicle Was In The Process Of Being Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 108,000. Updated 09/14/11 *bf The Front Strap Broke In The Middle And Fell To The Pavement. The Rear Strap Held In Place. The Consumer Lost 15 Gallons Of Gas. Updated 09/2/11

Mileage was 108000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FTZF1723YM. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in HOBART, IN. 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: 25 mph.

June 08, 2011

My Wife Went To Church On 06/11/2011,when She Entered The Church The fuel Tank On Our 2000 f-150 ford Fell To The Ground With A Full Tank Of fuel. There Were Many People There That Saw What Happened Need Help. Updated 09/14/11 *bf The Straps Were Rusted In The Center On The Bottom Of The fuel Tank, Underneath The Rubber Or Plastic Covers. Both Straps Broke Into, Dropping The fuel Tank To The Ground. The Consumer Had A Full Tank Of Gas, But No fuel Spilled. The New Straps Were $30.00 And The Labor Was $45.00. The Straps Were Severely Rusted At The Bottom Of The Tank. The New Straps Were Much Thicker Metal. Updated 09/21/11 *tr

Mileage was 173023 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1727YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in GLASGOW, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 11, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2000 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The fuel Tank Fell Off Of The Vehicle And fuel Spilled On The Ground. The Manufacturer Was Notified, But Did Not Offer Any Assistance. The Dealer Was Notified And Diagnosed That The Vehicle Needed A New Tank Assembly. The Failure Was In The Process Of Being Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 170,000. The Vin Was Unavailable.

Mileage was 170000 miles. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in DANSVILLE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 07, 2011

Rear fuel Tank Strap Broke, And Very Corroded. fuel Tank Only Six Inches From Ground! Used A Tie Down Strap Rated At 300 Pounds To Fasten fuel Tank To Frame. *kb

Mileage was 124000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1720YK. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in WARRENTON, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 12, 2011

2000 ford f-150. Consumer States The Metal Gas Straps That Attach The Gas Tank To The Truck Were Rusted And The Gas Tank Was Leaking As A Result *tgw The Dealer Stated The Leak Was A Direct Result From The Rusted Metal Straps. ford Stated They Would Not Pay For A New Tank, Unless The Tank Fell Out Of The Truck And Caught Fire. *jb

FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in BOYLSTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: HERB CJAMBERS . DEALER’S CITY: WESBORO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA.

Sept 01, 2011

200 ford F]-150. Consumer States Difficulty With Getting Recall Repairs Done In A Reasonable Time. *tgw The Consumer Stated The Recall Letter Stated It Would 1/2 Day. The Dealership Stated It Would Take Much Longer, Due To The Overwhelming Number Of Inspections That Needed To Be Done On Other Trucks. Also, The Consumer Was Informed The Parts Were Not Available. *jb Updated 12/15/11. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W4YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in METAIRIE, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: VETERANS FORD . DEALER’S CITY: METAIRIE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: LA.

Oct 01, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2000 ford F150. The Contact Received Notification Of Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 ( fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) And Took The Vehicle To The Dealer For Repairs When She Was Informed That The Canister Bracket Which Held The fuel Tank Needed To Replaced As Well As The Floor Boards And The Rocket Panel. The Dealer Informed The Contact That They Would Not Cover The Cost Since It Was Not Included In The Recall. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure However, Did Not Offer Any Assistance. No Repairs Were Performed. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 131,000. Updated 12/16/11*lj

Mileage was 131000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18W6YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in SURRY, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: JIM CARD AUO . DEALER’S CITY: ELLSWORTH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: ME.

Oct 18, 2011

2000 ford f-150. Consumer Writes In Regards To Recall For A Faulty Strap That Holds The Gasoline Tank *tgw The Consumer Stated He Received A Recall Notice Regarding Faulty fuel Straps That Held The Gas Tank In Place. The Consumer Stated He Was Well Aware Of The Problem As The Tank Actually Fell Off His Vehicle About A Year Ago, In Which He Promptly Bought The Straps And Re-attached The Tank To The Vehicle. The Consumer Stated ford Was Not Accepting The Fact That The Tank Has Been Leaking Since The Incident And Refused To Replace The Tank With The Straps. The Assertion Is The Tank Is Leaking Due To Corrosion. *jb

FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in WINDSOR, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Nov 01, 2011

2000 ford f-150. Consumer States Wheel Rims Started To Rust Out In One Year *tgw The Consumer Also Stated The Bumper Rusted Out In One Year, And The Abs Light Illuminated. The Brakes Were Inspected Several Times, But No Problem Was Found. The High Beams Would Not Come On, The Plastic On The Outside Rearview Mirror Fell Off, The Dome Light In The Cab Wouldn’t Come On, And The Tailgate Wouldn’t Close, The Windshield Wiper Washer, Wipers And Heating System Did Not Work. The Power Steering Pump Leaked All The Time, The Gear Shifter Wouldn’t Go Into Park. The fuel Strap Failed Three Years Ago And Caused The fuel Tank To Fall To The Ground. *jb

FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in RAYMOND, NH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 01, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2000 ford f-150. The Contact Received Notification Of Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting) And Attempted To Contact The Dealer To Secure An Appointment For Recall Repairs. The Dealer Advised The Contact To Call Back Later. The Contact Stated That There Had Been Numerous Attempts To Secure An Appointment With The Dealer Since September 2011 But To No Avail. The Manufacturer Was Not Contacted And The Vehicle Had Yet To Be Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 109,000 And The Current Mileage Was 110,000. Updated 01/10/12*lj Updated 02/03/12.

Mileage was 109000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L8YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in METFORD, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20100416. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MEDFORD MOTORS, INC . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 715-748-8700 . DEALER’S CITY: MEDFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 54451 .

Sept 01, 2011

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