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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
189,000 miles

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2003 Ford F-150 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 132012

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 189,000 miles


My 2003 F150 had the straps holding the gas tank snapped while traveling down the interstate at 65 mph, I could see flames on the road from the fuel leaking when the tank hit the highway. Once I stopped the truck, I found the gas tank had fallen off and was dragging the ground leaking fuel everywhere, I had 20 gallons of fuel leak out so I had to call the bristol, va fire dept. To come clean up the fuel spill, there was no damage to the truck other than the fuel tank and the straps that I know of needing to be replaced. The local Ford dealer tells me that Ford has a recall on this in areas of the country, but not in Virginia. The Ford recall says it is only in areas that use road sale (high corrosion) areas such as Kentucky and West Virginia, I live in Virginia near the Kentucky boarder ( within 20 miles) I feel the recall needs to be expanded to Virginia the Ford dealer told me they have seen other issues like this in their shop. This recall needs to be expanded quickly I was blessed that the sparks from the tank dragging the ground did not result in an explosion and fire that could have led to serious injury or possibly my death or even someone else being injured this is a huge issue that needs to be addressed.

- Coeburn, VA, USA

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