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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
135,898 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 fuel system problems

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #16

May 192014

F-150

  • 172,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the fuel tank became detached from under the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who replaced the fuel tank and the fuel pump. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 172,000.

- Olean, NY, USA

problem #15

Oct 112012

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel tank had rusted and started to leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 11V385000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Mounting). The contact mentioned that although the tank was leaking at the time of the replacement of the straps the manufacturer refuse to cover the fuel tank replacement since it was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 140,000. Updated 02/20/13

- Warren, CT, USA

problem #14

Dec 072011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,400 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F150. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11V385000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) and took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. While the vehicle was being serviced, the fuel tank was fractured and began leaking gasoline. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer offered any assistance with the failure since the recall did not include repairing the fuel tank. The current and the failure mileages were 129,400. Updated 02/03/12 the tank was replaced free of charge on Jan 17, 2011 and the problem has been resolved. Updated 02/10/12

- Troy, OH, USA

problem #13

Dec 012008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated the vehicle rear frame and under body shield was corroded. The manufacturer was contacted, but denied assistance with repair. The vehicle has not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 110,000. The gas tank and fuel tank straps were replaced due to rust. Updated 11/04/11

- Warren , CT, USA

problem #12

Aug 012010

F-150

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel tank straps had begun to rust. The contact notified the dealer and the manufacturer of the failure, who advised the contact of NHTSA campaign id number: 11V385000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting) but the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 115,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Jul 282011

F-150

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that one of the straps which held the fuel tank in place broke off from the fuel tank and the other strap was rusted. Neither the dealer, nor manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 170,000.

- Oakdale, IL, USA

problem #10

Jul 162011

F-150

  • 166,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving, the fuel tank detached from the vehicle and began to leak fuel. The dealer and manufacturer were made aware of the failure, but were unable to assist. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 166,000.

- Pulaski, WI, USA

problem #9

Jul 042011

F-150 6-cyl

  • 137,805 miles
The fuel tank straps on my 2001 Ford F150 are completely rusted. Other areas have also rusted out such as the radiator supports - radiator and shroud dropped out and are hitting against the engine fan. The pick-up bed of the truck is also rusting out. Updated 08/11/11 the consumer stated when he inspected the straps, he found one of them completely covered in rust, but still in tact. Also, there was unusual rusting all over the underside of the vehicle. The entire lower radiator support was rotted out and the underside of the pick-up bed and other supports have major rust. Updated 08/12/11 the consumer stated when the support gave out the radiator and radiator shroud fell onto the fan that is mounted to the engine. Also, the ball joints and steering were wearing prematurely due to lack of grease fittings. Updated 08/30/11

- Halifax, MA, USA

problem #8

Jun 292011

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 127,500 miles
Both front and rear fuel tank straps are broke. Tank is being held up by fuel line in rear. Front strap being held on by plastic cover only. In the process of repairing now at a Ford dealership. Parts cost is approx. $80, labor is still not calculated. The consumer stated both strap broke in the middle due to severe rust; the rear more than the front. The fuel line was still in good shape. It was supporting the rear tank after the strap broke. The tank never hit the ground. While both straps were rusted out completely in the middle, there was a piece of plastic between the strap and the tank. The plastic was molded around the straps well enough that the front of the tank was supported by the plastic piece even though the metal strap had rusted away. However, the back strap had rusted away to a point that the strap fell and the tank was only being supported by the fuel line. Updated 09/21/11

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #7

Jun 102011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 171,000 miles
No warning at all. I was driving 10-15 mph coming to a stop when the entire gas tank fell off my 2001 Ford F150 crew cab truck. An entire tank of gas leaked all of the road and required the fire department to be called for safety and clean up. I had to have my truck towed to a repair shop, where it awaits diagnosis tomorrow. It appears that the straps and tank had completely rusted. I'm lucky nothing ignited since I was able to pull over and was driving so slow. Updated 09/14/11 updated 09/16/11

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #6

Jun 102011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles

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

The front strap that holds the gas tank on my 2001 F-150 has rusted off. I read where you are investigating this failure. Is there a current recall? updated 09/14/11 the strap rusted away and broke at a place where the strap was bolted to the frame on the left side. The rest of the strap was very rusty and corroded and also appeared to be ready to fail. The tank did not drop. The back strap showed signs of heavy rust. Updated 09/21/11

- Winchester, TN, USA

problem #5

May 082011

F-150 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F150 pickup truck. The contact stated that there was fuel leaking from the fuel tank onto the ground. The vehicle was inspected and abnormal rust spots and holes were found in the fuel tank. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who replaced the fuel tank, straps and the fuel sensor assembly at a cost of $864. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 61,000. Updated 10/12/11

- Horseheads, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 292011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 157,805 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the fuel tank detached from the vehicle, causing fuel to leak. The contact was concerned that a fire could have occurred due to the fuel leak and sparks. The fire department appeared on the scene to apply chemicals to the fuel tank. The vehicle was then towed to an authorized dealer where the fuel tank, straps and filler neck were replaced. The failure and current mileages were 157,805. Updated 06/01/11 the consumer stated both fuel tank straps broke in the middle due to rust. Updated 08/11/11 the consumer stated both gas tank straps broke. The fuel tank detached and dragged under the vehicle and created a hole in the tank. Updated 12/16/11

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 072010

F-150

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact was driving approximately 70 mph when he noticed debris coming from under the vehicle as well as an abnormal dragging sound. The contact discovered that the fuel tank had partially fractured from the vehicle and began dragging. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The current and failure mileage was approximately 140,000.

- Elkridge, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 012010

F-150

  • 191,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F150. While driving approximately 60-65 mph, there was an abnormal dragging coming from under the vehicle. The contact discovered that the fuel tank was semi-fractured from the vehicle. Both straps were fractured and the fuel tank was hanging from the vehicle by the fuel line. A police report was available. The vehicle was towed to his place of residence. The manufacturer was contacted but would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileages were 191,000.

- Lemont, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 062010

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,852 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while traveling at speeds of 60 mph, the fuel tank fractured from under the vehicle and onto the roadway. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised the contact that the two straps holding the fuel tank had broken. The failure and current mileages were 162,852. Updated 11/23/10 updated 11/30/10 updated 08/01/11 updated 1/27/2012

- Smithville, MO, USA

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