• fb_1152317536 avatar Ron Posted: 8/1/2011 7:14pm PDT

    maybe they should ask for a bail out to help fix the cars..nah..will let GM and..let me see...the new Italiano Chrysler... do that...maybe Korea will buy GM..maybe they can make them get there act together...remember the consumer rip off.... EV1.ORG

  • ford150gw avatar ford150gw Posted: 8/1/2011 10:07pm PDT

    To take a line from above, "In other parts of the country (i.e. outside the named 21 states and DC), fuel tank straps should hold up just fine." So I am confused. What happens to the owner whose vehicle is not registered in one of these locations but has spent time driving on the same roads subject to the same same de-icing conditions as the owners of the soon-to-be-recalled vehicles? Also, in doing some web research it appears that the NHTSA and Ford have been working through this issue for some time. So as an owner of a 2004 F150 (NOT registered or bought in a named recall state) who has driven in some of the named recall states during winter and therefore subject to the same de-icing chemicals. I am concerned about the risk. Comments?

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 8/2/2011 5:22am PDT

    Your truck probably won't "officially" be part of the recall, but given the size of the recall and the simplicity of the fix, I think you could make the case that your straps need replacing, too. If you've spent ample time on icy roads in the affected states, a reasonable dealer would be likely to wrap your vehicle in.
    That said, this isn't the sort of thing that happens overnight. You'd have needed to spend a good bit of time driving on icy roads in the affected states to be at risk. If I were you, I'd call up your dealer and have a friendly chat. However, I might wait a week -- sometimes it takes a while for recall info to trickle down from HQ and the NHTSA to individual dealers.