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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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,393 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford F-250 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 202012

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 104,786 miles


Ford F-250 4X4 Ford recall 11S21(NHTSA 11V385) fuel tank strap corrosion inspection and replacement was conducted. The fuel tank was also found to be rusted under the strap area only. After the old straps were removed the tank started to leak fuel and Ford nor the dealer would replace the tank. If the straps are covered for corrosion then the tank should be also due to the corrosion transferring to the tank surface. The dealer placed new straps over a rusted tank. The truck will need over $1200 in repairs for safe operation and to remedy the now leaking fuel.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 292009

F-250 8-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
I recently read that NHTSA was investigating Ford F 150 from 1997 to 2001 for rusting gas tank straps that effected 1.4 million trucks. I have a Ford 1998 F-250 that had rusted gas tank straps. One strap let go and the tank moved out of position. I replaced it myself, but I don't know if it was done correctly or with the proper safety protection. Did Ford issue a recall on this" will they inspect the vehicle to see if it was done correctly? is there a cost to the owner for any of this" [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). The consumer stated he has an appointment with the dealer to have the straps replaced. Updated 10/25/11

- Plymouth, MA, USA

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