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1998 Ford Crown Victoria fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 052000

Crown Victoria

  • miles


The fuel filler tube has a flap in it where the foller tube connects to the fuel tank. The flap is there to prevent spillage in the event of collision or upset. The flap has stuck in a partially open position preventing free flowing of fuel. In addition, in the event of an upset, the fuel would flow out of the tank creating a fire hazard. Inasmuch as safety is involved, I believe Ford Motor Company should issue a recall.

- Oakland, TN, USA

problem #2

May 012000

Crown Victoria

  • miles
The fuel filler tube has a flap in it where the tube connects to the tank to prevent spillage in the event of a collision or upset. The flap has stuck in a partially open position causing the fuel not to flow freely into the tank. In this open position, the flap does not do it job of keeping fuel in tank. Therefore in the event of an overturned vehicle the fuel would leak out creating a fire hazard

- Oakland, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 281999

Crown Victoria

  • miles
I have noticed on several occasions, when beginning to fuel the vehicle, when the fuel cap is removed there is a decrease in engine power. On the date reported when the fuel cap was removed, the engine stopped.

- Garner, NC, USA

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