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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,300 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford E-250 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Ford E-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012013

E-250 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


The fuel tank straps failed due to rust in Feb of 2013, the fuel tank will rust through soon. This is not an oem fuel tank in this vehicle it has a dot approved fuel tank from a mfg called transfer flow, Inc.out of chino, ca. I am disabled, the van was bought new as a modified wheelchair accessible conversion van. It is a 2005 Ford E-250 that has been modified by a company called norcalvans in California. When I contacted norcalvans they advised me that the van is outside of the 3 year 36,000 mile period. When I contacted transfer flow, Inc. The mfg. Of the tank I was told the same and offered a price of around $850 for the tank, shipping and install on me. In my opinion this is unacceptable. The fuel tank should not rust out after only 7-8 years. This van will become unsafe when this rusty fuel tank starts leaking. I can send pictures if you like.

- Delta, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 132010


  • 74,600 miles
Normal driving of a 2005 Ford E 250 econoline van and smelled gas. When home, removed engine cover and discovered fuel line leak and significant pooling of gas on rear section of top of engine, the flex portion of the fuel line that feeds the fuel injection manifold had failed just before the connection to the injector. Upon removal of the fuel line (Ford part # 5C2Z*9B325) it appears that the lower end of this upper flex line is also failing. I am replacing it with a new one from Ford, but I am concerned with the potential for a major fire if this is a design problem (wrong or inadequate material of construction.

- Elkton, MD, USA

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