It was not real loud so I slowly pulled into the parking lot. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the fuel tank was leaking fuel due to the corroded straps. The vehicle was repaired for the straps but not the tank. I immediately pulled over onto the highway median and jumped out. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. For the right products provided at the right prices, AutoZone has exactly what you need to drive more efficiently. I do have pictures if anyone wants to see it.
The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the fuel tank was not part of the recall. In the summer of 2013, Ford Motor Company, sent the consumer a notice, informing him the fuel tank strap were being recalled. The vehicle continued into the street as the driver continued to apply the brake, attempting to stop the Ford F-150. With reliable performance, you get years of efficient use out of your vehicle unless your Ford F150 fuel pump breaks down on you. However, they refused to replace leaking fuel tank.
At this time I was about 100 feet from my house so I had my son come out and I pushed the vehicle to in front of my house. The consumer stated during routine use of the truck, the transmission stopped functioning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic that located the failure as the rear fuel tank strap being corroded and caused a hole on the fuel tank. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the fuel tank became detached from under the vehicle. This causes you to spend more on fuel than necessary, which results in spending lots of time and money at the pump.
Ford Motor Company has reimbursed me for 100% of my expenses related to the gas tank strap failure. I have received the Ford recall for the fuel tank straps. The manufacturer denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle because the fuel tank did not detach. This is the result of the relief valve being unable to open, so an excessive amount of gasoline is sent to the engine. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he noticed a fuel spill.
I could not find another way to edit my previous complaint. Once the truck was on the lift, it was discovered the original faulty tank straps had caused a weakening in the skin of the fuel tan itself and that it was leaking gasoline through the skin of the tank. I'm not sure what the function is for this plastic piece and I can't imagine that my vehicle is the only one affected by this design flaw? The current and the failure mileages were 129,400. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 101,340 and the current mileage was 102,000. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150.
The piece is held on with 2 strips of double sided adhesive and attaches to two clips on the tank. The dealer wanted to see what repairs had been made. The failure mileage was approximately 77,000. The vehicle was stopped in the parking stall, the driver's foot on the brake and the vehicle abruptly accelerated, for no apparent reason, over a concrete parking block. The tank is grinding on something when you move the vehicle or when turning the vehicle.
We contacted Ford service station and they said our vehicle was not included in the Ford recall. Ford would only honor the recall, if they replaced the straps. Fortunately, this did not happen at high speed or I may not be around to report the incident. The manufacturer was contacted and a complaint was filed. We contacted Ford and they said it was not under warranty, but you might want to get it fixed!. This is the second time an incident similar to this has occurred. The tank was leaking fuel around the area where the straps rubbed on the tank.
Consumer writes in regards to transmission problems. Could you please explain why our truck was not included in the recall. The rust damage is under the adhesive strip on the bottom causing a very slow leak. I asked how they determined who qualified for the recall and I did not get a response to my question. In October 2009, during an annual safety inspection, the straps holding the fuel tank in place were corroded and almost completely rusted through.