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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
162,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Ford F-150 fuel system problems

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 132015

F-150

  • 170,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel tank straps fractured without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the straps fractured due to corrosion and punctured a hole on the fuel tank, which resulted in a fuel leak. The vehicle was then towed to the dealer, who offered to replaced the straps free of charge, but refused to replace the fuel tank under NHTSA campaign number: 11V385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Chester, NH, USA

problem #5

Dec 292013

F-150

  • 178,000 miles
Was driving and fuel tank fall off and hit the ground, putting holes into the gas tank. My daughter researched recall's and found out there was one on the fuel straps that caused them to break. Ford will not approfve paying for and fixing my gas tank, which I feel should be done because it was their fault that the fuel straps were bad and I never got a recall. Am 79 years old on social security and they want $700 to fix gas tank. If their strap wouldn't have been defective this wouldn't have happen and luckley it didn't exposed and kill me and my passenger. Just seems very unfair that they don't cover the whole thing. You do have permission to contact my daughter at the evening phone number.

- Isle, MN, USA

problem #4

Dec 012013

F-150

  • 123,000 miles
Ford replaced the straps on gas tank but not the tank which is rusty from the defective straps. The only rust on the tank is where the straps are. It started seeping a very small amount of gas at that point after they replaced the straps.

- Monmouth, ME, USA

problem #3

Jul 292013

F-150

  • 140,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle, he noticed that the retaining clips that supported the front and rear leaf springs were missing. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 98V161000 (fuel system, gasoline, suspension). The recall expired. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Lecanto , FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 272012

F-150

  • 185,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. 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) however, the dealer stated that the repairs could not be performed because of a failure with the fuel straps. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 185,000.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 112010

F-150

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While parked the contact noticed a fuel leak coming from the fuel tank. The contact inspected the fuel tank and noticed it fractured due to corrosion on the fuel straps. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic replaced the fuel straps and repaired the fractured fuel tank. The mechanic stated the damage to the tank was severe and he could not guarantee the fuel tank would not leak again. After the vehicle was repaired NHTSA recall campaign id number: 11V385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) was opened. Approximately two years after the repair the contact noticed a fuel leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technicians stated the fuel tank would not be replaced because it had not completely detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

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