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FORD F-150 Problems with Fuel System Gasoline

 
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2009 FORD F-150 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2009 FORD F-150. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2009 FORD F-150 by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (282 Complaints)
Date reported Jul 25, 2011
Location BLYTHEWOOD, SC
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2009 FORD F-150
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

*ASTROPHIC FUEL TANK FAILU* TWO DAYS AGO MY 2009 F150 DIED IN MY DRIVEWAY, IT ACTED AS IF OUT OF FUEL EVEN THOUGH THE GAGE READ OVER HALF A TANK. I HAD IT TOWED TO A FORD DEALER AND WAS INITIALLY INFORMED THAT THE TRUCK WAS OUT OF GAS AND THE FUEL GAGE WASN'T WORKING. A NEW UNIT WAS ORDERED AND ONCE THE TANK WAS REMOVED FROM THE TRUCK IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE ISSUE WAS EXCEEDINGLY MORE SEVERE. THE MECHANIC AND A FORD ENGINEER CONCLUDED THAT THE CHARCOAL PURGE VALVE FAILED AND THE FUEL PUMP CREATED SUCH A STRONG VACUUM THAT THE FUEL TANK COLLAPSED ON ITSELF AND CRUSHED THE FUEL PUMP.ALTHOUGH THE TRUCK HAS ONLY 15,000 MILES IT IS NOT A WARRANTY REPAIR DUE TO A SALVAGE TITLE ON THE VEHICLE. AFTER THE INSPECTION IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE FUEL TANK UNIT WAS NOT DAMAGE OR EFFECTED BY ANY INCIDENT AND WAS IN STANDARD OPERATING CONDITION WHEN THE EVENT OCCURRED.I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT SINCE THIS IS NOT A WARRANTY REPAIR, FORD WILL NOT BE COLLECTING THE PARTS FOR FURTHER EVALUATION. I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A MISTAKE! I HAVE ASKED TO KEEP THESE PARTS AND WILL PROVIDE THEM TO FORD IF NEED BE. AS AN ENGINEER I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A DESIGN FLAW THAT COULD PRESENT A SEVERE SAFETY HAZARD.

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