Vehicles sold or currently registered in states using corrosive chemicals to de-ice the roads may have fuel tank straps that can rust prematurely and fail. If the fuel tank were to shift as a result of a broken strap, the fuel lines could separate or the fuel tank could contact the ground. In either case, a fuel leak could develop, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank straps with straps that have increased corrosion protection. Early in the campaign, if replacement straps are not available, dealers may install a cable support under the strap as an interim repair or a steel reinforcement over the existing strap as a permanent repair. This recall is expected to begin September 12, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S21.
1999 Ford F-150 Recalls
Ford has recalled certain 1999 F150 trucks for a misprint on the vehicle certification label. The information about tire ratings, sizes, and air pressure listed on the original label is incorrect. This could result in the installation of improper tires with incorrect air pressure, which can pose a serious safety concern. Ford has sent affected owners revised certification labels.
Ford has recalled 1998-2000 vehicles equipped with compressed natural gas fuel systems due to an incomplete label for the fuel tank. Ford sent a new label to owners.
Ford has recalled certain 1999 F150 trucks for a concern with the certification labels. On these labels, the incorrect ratings for tires are listed. If the labels are followed, improper tires may be installed on the vehicle, causing safety issues. Ford has mailed labels to the owners of the affected trucks.
Ford has recalled certain 1999 F150 and F250 trucks for a possible fuel leak at the fuel pressure regulator. An O-ring may have been damaged when the regulator was installed in the engine fuel rail. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak can lead to a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel pressure regulator.
Ford has recalled certain 1999 F150 and F250 light duty trucks for an issue with the speed control cable. On some vehicles, the cable may not have fully seated into the accelerator bracket. If it comes loose, the throttle may not return to idle, which can increase stopping distance. Dealers will install a clip to secure the speed control cable into the accelerator bracket.