• steve Posted: 9/13/2010 2:02pm PDT

    I got to ask. Why bother? My cruise control recall was fixed and still my 2001 F-150 caught fire burning to the ground. What good is a recall when you have to prove it with a pile of ashes.

  • Steven Posted: 9/14/2010 8:49pm PDT

    It just happened to me while driving at 60mph. The tank fell down and created sparks everywhere. Luckily the lines and filler keep tank attached to truck. WHY ARE THESE STRAPS SO THIN!! ufb!

  • Craig Posted: 9/16/2010 12:07pm PDT

    My straps did rust and tank fell down and sparks flew, my vehicle did catch fire and the whole truck burned. I have pictures to back it up.

  • Randy Posted: 10/8/2010 6:46pm PDT

    This just happened to me. 30 mph the straps broke , draged the tank on the road putting a hole in it. Lost 30 gal of gas, huge mess, fire dept cleaup. Who is going to pay for this?

  • madatford Posted: 4/27/2011 11:52am PDT

    Please everyone whose tank has fallen off, please call nhtsa and file a formal complaint, that is how the recall will happen. Those who already suffered this problem should be reimbursed, but even if they don't get their money back, should be glad to know they won't die in a wreck caused by 1.4 million trucks that could easily explode right in front of you. As for feeling sorry for ford, a 1999 truck isn't that old, they know people drive those trucks till they fall apart, 20 years is common for a truck, the tank straps should have been planned to last at least that long. Besides, replacing the straps is much cheaper than paying for deaths, or as in our case, a new tank and new gas lines too. Ford should just get moving before it blows up

  • couldhavedied Posted: 5/5/2011 6:20am PDT

    i just looked out in the driveway at my 1998 ford f150 and my gas tank is on the ground. It has a full tank of gas, if I was driving it while this happened I could have died I'm sure. FORD and the NHTSA has to wait till a few people is KILLED before they do a recall.

  • ProactiveNotReactive Posted: 5/9/2011 8:32pm PDT

    I have a 1998 Ford F-150 and one of the straps was severely rusted and broken in half, so I replaced them both myself about a year ago. I wonder if they'll reimburse me for my out-of-pocket cost now that they have issued a recall.