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Investigation Into Rusting Fuel-Tank Straps on 1997-2001 Ford F-150 Reopens

Benson KongSep 13, 2010
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the rust issues that have plagued the 1997-2001 Ford F-150 after receiving 32 documented consumer complaints of detached fuel tanks.
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This particular series of F-150 trucks have already gained notoriety for its collection of oxidized metal. In this instance, the reported excessive corrosion can cause one or both of the fuel-tank support straps to break, leading to a loose or dragging fuel tank. Fuel may then leak out of the tank and start another set of problems.
Thankfully, there haven't been any reports of crashes, fires, injuries, or fatalities. The NHTSA estimates the inquisition could affect around 1.4 million trucks.
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Sources: NHTSA, Reuters

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