Ford F-150 Trucks May Face Fire-Related Recall

Last month Ford revealed that 1.2 million vehicles featured overzealous airbags which had been deploying suddenly despite not being involved in an accident, now we are hearing that U.S. safety regulators have revealed some Ford Motor Co F-150 pickup trucks could potentially cause a fire.

Apparently so far two fires have been caused due to the straps which hold the fuel tanks in-place breaking, luckily no injuries have been caused, however the safety regulators are investigating 1997-2001 models, if a recall is announced it could potentially affect 2.7 million vehicles.

You can find out more about the possibility of another Ford F-150 recall over at, as they point out there is a chance that a recall will never take place, however a lot of similar investigations have resulted in massive recalls due to safety concerns. Ford has revealed that they are working with the government on the matter.

The NHTSA say that there have been 243 reports of fuel tanks dropping below the vehicle, 95 of which resulted in fuel leakage and 9 of these resulted in sparks flying from the tank while it was being dragged on the road. Have you or a friend been affected by faulty Ford F-150 fuel tank straps? If so, let us know in the comments section below.

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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