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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,210 miles

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2002 Ford F-150 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 052011

F-150 6-cyl

  • 116,210 miles


I was traveling on rt. 64 heading East toward rt 59 in West Chicago when I suddenly heard a thud followed by a scraping noise coming from what I first thought was the bed of my 2002 F150. I pulled off the road to check and didn't see anything wrong from the suspected area. I drove a little longer and when the noise wasn't stopping, I pulled over again and noticed one of the brackets holding my gas tank was dragging and the front half of my gas tank was on the ground. The bracket was rusted through and fallen away on one side. I was absolutely shocked at this problem because I had just had my truck in the shop a few months before and there was no mention of any rust issue with the bracket from the shops I had been in. I had the fuel pump and filter replaced in Jan. 2010 and there was no mention of rust issues with the bracket then.

- West Chicago, IL, USA

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