Ford Recalls 1.1 Million F-150, F-250 Trucks


Ford is recalling 1.1 million trucks because in certain cold-weather states, road chemicals can corrode the fuel tank straps. This could lead to both fuel lines detaching from the tank or the tank falling off entirely and hitting the ground. Both situations would be a fire hazard for drivers.

The recall is extensive, covering the following models built between June 20, 1995, and Aug. 4, 2004:

  • 1997-2003 F-150
  • 2004 F-150 Heritage
  • 1997-1999 F-250 with gross vehicle weight rating of less than 8,500 pounds
  • 2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwood

You can check your truck’s build date on a label on the driver-side doorjamb.

The recall will begin on or around Sept. 12 in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

Dealers will replace the straps with new ones with increased corrosion protection. If no straps are available, the dealer will install a cable support as an interim repair until new straps are available.

Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.

By David Thomas | August 1, 2011 | Comments (3)



Again a recall limited to cold weather states.

These recalls need to go to every owner, regardless of their current state of residence, so are at least aware of a possible problem with their vehicle.

My current vehicle spent 5 years in Wisconsin, I'm now living in Oregon. I would not receive this recall even though my vehicle spent 5 years in a cold weather state.

But looking at the list, why are states like the Dakota's, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho excludes. Get's plenty cold there

judith brimmer

my father myron baumer baught a 2003 ford from hilllery's we do not know the history of this truck it is a f150 extencab ,we are going to call them here in woodburn and see if they know the history of this truck if not i am demanding the straps to be changed because i drive it the most


Thanks for the update Judith

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