Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
146,750 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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2001 Ford F-150 fuel system problems

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 082010


  • 170,000 miles


Gas tank fell out of my 2001 F-150 rupturing gas in the street. Cost me $1500 to fix and clean up. Who is going to pay for this?

- Milford, NH, USA

problem #3

May 132011

F-150 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Hit a bump and front gas tank strap broke and dragged for 2 miles leaking gas, $40, worth. Stopped in parking lot with gas running, fire department and cops arrived. Truck towed to lot. Still not attempted repairs.

- North Reading , MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 212011

F-150 6-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
Driving my 2001 Ford F-150 down the highway and the gas tank fell off and was dragging beneath the truck. It was a full tank of gas that we were lucky did not ignite.

- Grand Ledge, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 236,000 miles
I was driving South on hwy 41 in milwaukee, wi. When I heard a dragging sound under truck. I pulled off hwy and discovered my gas tank was dragging for approx. 2 miles. Why it didn't blow up I am not sure. Two straps snapped. I had just filled the tank w/ $75 in gas and had truck towed and approx. Cost of getting truck fixed is $700 plus the tow.

- West Bend, WI, USA

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