Home / Auto News / News article: Ford Recalls Over 1 Million F-Series Trucks for Fuel Tank Strap - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Aug 01 2011, 8:15 PM

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A recall has been issued out for owners of 1997-2004 Ford F-150s, 1997-1999 F-250s and 2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwoods to address a fuel tank strap that has become susceptible to corroding due to de-icing chemicals used on roads in cold weather. Owners of affected vehicles will receive a recall notice in mid-September and replacement straps will be installed on their vehicles. If the straps aren’t available when the recall repairs are done, an interim repair utilizing a cable support under the fuel-tank strap will be installed.

The defect has already lead to three unfortunate fires and one injury according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • mark donaldson

    Just Great !! Another recall on my American Product… I had my Mini Cooper just as long and NEVER had a problem with ANYTHIG on the car. This F-250 has been a nightmare since ownership……..Say’s something about the american product……