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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
213,566 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 #7

Jul 112011

F-150 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles

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

Apparently the straps holding the gas tank on to my 2001 Ford F-150 pick up rusted. Today the tank fell off while I was driving when one of the straps let go. Fortunately there was no fire, however I spilled a full tank of gas when the tank split. The mileage is 101,000. Ford says it's no longer in warranty even though this seems to be a growing problem.

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #6

Jul 102011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
2001 F-150 supercrew 4X4 lariat 5.4 Triton 136000 miles. Great truck however the under side of this truck is literally rusting out from underneath. Rocker panels are gone, but a larger issue at this time is the fuel tank strap has rusted and broke. Pathetic rusting on this beautiful truck.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #5

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

problem #4

Nov 092009

F-150 8-cyl

  • 1,000,000 miles

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

Gas tank strap rusted and broker and hanging, dragging. As a consequence the rear of the tank has dropped considerably. As a temporary fix, another strap was fabricated using the old strap as a tracer. This happened before any talk of complaints or investigations was heard about.

- Arcadia, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 132010

F-150

  • miles
Hello, I was driving my 2001, Ford F-150 truck with my son in the rear cab on a rainy Saturday afternoon in March of this year when the gas tank fell out of it and was dragging on the ground for approximately a tenth of a mile before I pulled over and discovered the problem. It was leaking gas and I was lucky that no spark occurred because the pavement was wet outside. I had the gas tank, straps and fuel pump completely replaced as a result. I also have many pictures documenting the incident. Updated 08/01/11 updated 1/27/2012

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 072009

F-150

  • 12,400 miles
I have a 2001 F150 it has a gas smell from engine.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #1

Jul 152004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,559 miles
Vehicle was driven to pick up supplies. After picking up order, driver approached vehicle and noticed smoke coming out of the hood. 911 was called. Fire dept arrived & put out fire in 10-15 minutes. Fire fighter (not investigator) said his guess was a gas leak or faulty CNG valve that had a leak. Was vehicle parked? bby

- Forest Park, GA, USA

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