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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
126,705 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford F-150 fuel system problems

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 012016


  • miles


Gas tank front strap is broken rusted. The back one is good. I just knoticed.

- South Sioux City, NE, USA

problem #8

Dec 012015


  • 275,000 miles
Tank strap has corroded or broke and gas tank leaks gas

- Grand Ledge, MI, USA

problem #7

Dec 012014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
Bought this vehicle from someone and before finding out about the fuel strap recall for this vehicle. Filled fuel tank and had a very noticeable leak of fuel from tank. When investigated, found the fuel straps were severely corroded and had caused corrosion in the seam of fuel tank, causing the fuel to leak from tank.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 092010


  • 171,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. After inspecting the vehicle, it was discovered that the fuel pump strap and frame were corroded. Also, the contact observed that the fuel pump was detached and leaking fuel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 11V385000 (fuel system, gasoline), but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 171,000.

- Somerdale, OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 182013


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that both fuel tank straps were replaced under NHTSA campaign id number 11V385000 (fuel system, gasoline). The fuel tank was also severely rusted where the straps were attached. The manufacturer was notified and they refused to include the replacement of the damaged fuel tank under the recall service. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- Sullivan, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 022013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The same day as the repair was performed, the fuel tank began to leak gasoline fuel. The failure recurred after the remedy repair. The contact planned to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for further assessment. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Copemish, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 112012


  • 161,344 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact was driving approximately 15 mph and heard a scraping noise from under the vehicle. The contact discovered that the fuel tank had completely detached from the vehicle and both fuel tank straps were severely corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where they advised that both straps and the filler hose were completely corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the filler hose was bandaged. Approximately three months later the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 11V385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting). The vehicle was serviced per the recall and immediately after, the contact refueled the vehicle, noticed gasoline leaking from the vehicle. The dealer was later contacted and advised him that the fuel tank was faulty. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 161,344. The current mileage was approximately 166,000.

- Sommer Dale , OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 232012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
This is regarding the recall for the straps holding the gas tank on the Ford F150. Ford replaced the straps in Feb. Of 2012, but never said anything about the corrosion on the gas tank that was caused from the faulty straps.. a few months after the repair the gas tank started to leak due to the rust where the straps were. I brought the vehicle back to my Ford dealership and they told me that the gas tank was not warranteed under the recall. This is rather confusing. If the faulty straps which Ford agreed to replace caused the gas tank to rust and leak, why would this not be included in the recall?? the faulty straps caused the corrosion of the gas tank. This is clearly explained in the NHTSA website. I was forced to accept aftermarket parts in order to avoid the full price of approximately $2,000 for repair. It is obvious that I am not the only Ford 150 owner who has been forced to replace their corroded gas tank due to defective straps on Ford's part. We all know a leaky gas tank is the recipe for disaster - death. My final cost was $540 - only because I agreed to use aftermarket parts. This entire situation is a disgrace. I am considering bringing this matter to the attention of the media. Shame on Ford.

- Warwick, NY, USA

problem #1

May 192012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
I was driving home and all of a sudden there was an explosion under the hood and it sounded like part of the exhaust system gave way. I pulled over and found out that a spark plug had blown out of the head. The only one to ever touch the engine was Ford and that they had replaced a spark plug several years ago. I got on line and found out there are literally thousands of these spark plug ejections. I was wondering if there was a recall on the problem ? the fact that the super-heated air and mixture fuel spraying all over the underneath of the hood is a extreme danger, it would seem that would be a safety recall.

- Lizton, IN, USA

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