Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - AUXILLARY TANK
89V114000FORD MOTOR COMPANYfrom 07/01/1988 to 04/01/1989V (Vehicle)300008/09/1989MFRFORD MOTOR COMPANY07/14/198907/24/1989571301
Defect SummaryShields on the fronts of the midship mounted fuel tanks were omitted during assembly.
Consequence SummaryTrucks would not comply with 30 mph impact test offmvss no. 301, fuel system integrity.
Corrective SummaryInstall fuel tank shields.
NotesSystem:fuel tank shields/fmvss 301.vehicle description:4 x 2 pickup trucks with 133 inch wheelbase and manualtransmissions.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - AUXILLARY TANK - SELECTOR DEVICES
91V146000FORD MOTOR COMPANYfrom 02/01/1989 to 02/01/1991V (Vehicle)35000012/20/1991ODIFORD MOTOR COMPANY09/04/199109/30/1991
Defect SummaryThe dual fuel tank selector valve may malfunction and cause an overfill condition in one of the fuel tanks, resulting in an overflow of fuel past the filler cap.
Consequence SummaryThe overflow of fuel past the filler cap causes a fuelleakage, which can result in a fire when exposed to a source of ignition.
Corrective SummaryReplace the dual fuel tank selector valve.
NotesSystem: fuel tank, auxilliary.vehicle description: vans and light trucks with dual fuel tanks produced in thefollowing periods: f150, f250, and f350 light trucks built between february 28,1989 and july, 1989; econoline built between february 28, 1989 andfebruary 11, 1991.note: ford has agreed to recall these vehicles but parts are not yet available.parts will be available in december 1991. you will receive a letter from fordadvising you when to schedule an appointment with your dealer to have the recallwork performed. in the mean time, you can take the following precautions:fill each tank to only 1/3 full.if your vehicle leaks fuel or if you smell fuel, stop using the vehicle andcall ford at (313) 446-4654 and advise them of your problem. refer to fordsafety recall number 91s39. an operator will take your name and telephonenumber. a ford representative will call you back.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
02/02/2007128000101/01/2001
 Tl*- the contact owns a 1989 ford f-150. the contact never received recall notices regarding the tank gasoline storage selector device (nhtsa campaign id number: 91v146000). the dual fuel tank selector valve may malfunction and cause an overfill condition in one of the fuel tanks, resulting in an overflow of fuel past the filler cap. the driver called the manufacturer and they stated they would not honor the recall, because it is more then 10 years old. the current and failure mileage were 128,000.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
04/18/2012110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1989 ford f-150. the contact stated that after refueling the dual full tanks to capacity, fuel began to leak continuously out of the filler cap when the filler cap was tightly secured. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the dual fuel tank valve would need to be replaced. there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number 89v114000 (fuel system, gasoline: storage: auxillary tank); however the recall expired on july 10, 1999. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 110.000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
04/18/2012110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1989 ford f-150. the contact stated that after refueling the dual full tanks to capacity, fuel began to leak continuously out of the filler cap when the filler cap was tightly secured. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the dual fuel tank valve would need to be replaced. there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number 89v114000 (fuel system, gasoline: storage: auxillary tank); however the recall expired on july 10, 1999. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 110.000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
04/18/2012110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1989 ford f150. the contact stated after refueling the dual full tanks to the full capacity, fuel began to leak continuously out of the filler cap when the filler cap was tightly secured on the fuel tank. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the dual fuel tank valve would need to be replaced. there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number 89v114000 (fuel system, gasoline: storage: auxillary tank); however the recall expired on july 10, 1999. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 110.000. the vin was unavailable. js
07/04/2011103000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1997 ford f150. the contact stated while driving at 25mph he heard a loud noise and while he inspected the vehicle he found that one of the fuel tank strap was corroded and separating from the fuel tank. the manufacturer took a report 567351871 and advised the failure was not recalled. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current miles was 103,000. li
07/04/2011103000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1997 ford f150. the contact stated while driving at 25mph he heard a loud noise and while he inspected the vehicle he found that one of the fuel tank strap was corroded and separating from the fuel tank. the manufacturer took a report 567351871 and advised the failure was not recalled. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current miles was 103,000. li
09/20/2010209000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1989 ford f- 150. while examining the vehicle the contact noticed that gasoline was coming from the bottom of the vehicle, seconds later the contact open the filler tube and noticed that gasoline was also spilling out of the filler tube. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the duel function reservoir needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 209000. bml
09/20/2010209000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1989 ford f- 150. while examining the vehicle the contact noticed that gasoline was coming from the bottom of the vehicle, seconds later the contact open the filler tube and noticed that gasoline was also spilling out of the filler tube. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the duel function reservoir needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 209000. bml
09/20/2010209000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1989 ford f- 150. while examining the vehicle the contact noticed that gasoline was coming from the bottom of the vehicle, seconds later the contact open the filler tube and noticed that gasoline was also spilling out of the filler tube. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the duel function reservoir needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 209000. bml
09/20/2010209000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1989 ford f- 150. while examining the vehicle the contact noticed that gasoline was coming from the bottom of the vehicle, seconds later the contact open the filler tube and noticed that gasoline was also spilling out of the filler tube. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the duel function reservoir needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 209000. bml
07/01/2007105/10/1992
 Fuel tank selector valve malfunction. returns gas to unused tank causing overflow at fuel tank filler cap. *jb
10/10/1995
 While consumer drives on highway the gas comes out on road. tt
 While stopped , gas smell flow into the cab of the truck causing uncomfortable situations. tt
02/20/19941
 Vehicle caught on fire underneath car for unknown reason after loss of control and flipping over and landing on wheel. tt
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
01/02/2003112/26/2002
 91v146000 fuel tank selector malfunctioned. i bought a 1989 f-150 truck and had been experiencing the same trouble w/ the fuel transfering from the back tank to the front. i saw the recall and talked to the dealer & they said my vin # wasn't on the sheet. what do i do with a known problem & they won't fix it?*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
12/15/2004600001
 Fuel is pumping to the front/rear of vehicle. this is causing a leakage, and for consumer to smell gas fumes inside the vehicle. the dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak *sc gas spilled near the hot exhaust pipe. two fuel pumps were installed but the problem recurred. the consumer requested a refund. *sc *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
05/05/19971
 Hot exhaust from muffler burned holes in fuel lines.
06/05/19965
 Fuel line leaked, causing fire. *dh
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - AUXILLARY TANK
01/01/1999106/08/1989
 1989 f150 4 wd, recall 91s39, this vehicle is doing just what the recall says, but ford says vehicle not built within specific time. can not use both tanks because vehicle spurts gasoline back at you. this is and continues to be a dangerous problem that we keep an eye on, but ford seems to ignore. please help get it fixed under the recall. *jb
08/27/20041280001
 The fuel tank on driver's side was gushing fuel from the rear tank to the front tank which spilled out.*ak
05/15/20031
 The consumers vehicle experienced symptoms of nhtsa recall 91v-146000 related to the dual fuel tank selector valve. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to vin. *nlm
03/11/20031
 The vehicle experienced the same problem as stated in recall 89v114000, however the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall. *jb
10/15/20010
 Vehicle has dual gasoline tanks. when filling up the tanks one tank goes into one tank, and other tanks empties into the ground. dealership is aware of problem.*ak
05/24/200104/01/1992
 Rear fuel tank leaking gas from seam. the dealer nor the manufacturer wanted to help with repair. was told by both the vehicle was too old. and i should pay to have the repair done. *ak
12/10/20003
 While filling up for gas, the vehicle pushes gas into the rear tank until it overflows the fill lid, dealer will not perform recall 89v114 pertaining to this problem on consumer's vehicle. *slc
09/11/2000110/01/1989
 Vehicle was going through more gas than usual. consumer fiilled up rear tank that morning, and by the time consumer got to work, back tank was filling up the front tank , and causing front tank to overfill.*ak
06/28/1999
 Dual fuel tank overflowed, vehicle caught on fire. consumer contacted dealer. *ak *ml
08/04/1997
 While driving the vehicle it began to feel like it was running out of gas in the first tank, the gas switch failed and the gas was flooding out of the gas filler. *ak
08/01/1996107/01/1991
 Consumer states that gasoline overfills both tanks to the point where it spills out of the filler cap onto the highway.*ak *slc
09/01/1995
 While driving the rear tank spils out fuel. please describe. *ak
09/01/1995
 While driving the rear tank spils out fuel. please describe. *ak
 Both fuel tanks have rusted and leak. tt
04/01/19941
 The rear fuel tank has sprung a leak, for no apparent reason. tt
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - AUXILLARY TANK - SELECTOR DEVICES
03/12/200772700107/17/2006
 Dual fuel tank selector valve appears to be forcing extra fuel into front tank while rear tank is selected causing it to overflow and leak out of the filler cap. called dealer and they state no recall for this vehicle vin. it is a 1989 f-150 regular cab, long box with 5.8l efi engine, dual tanks, mileage is only 43000. *jb
05/12/20061
 Re: recall 91v146000, ford motor company, 1989-1991 f150 trucks... not exactly a complaint... more of a correction... ford says this recall has a beginning date of manufacture of march 1, 1989, not february 28, 1989... (per ford customer assistance)... *jb
11/01/2004107/01/1990
 Dt: 1989, ford f150 with two gas tanks, contact states that when he drives the vehicle one gasoline tank overflows into the other tank. there is a recall on this model of truck, but this specific vehicle is not included in the recall due to vin. *ak
02/01/200110000
 The fuel tank selector switch was burning. ph
 Consumer states the dual fuel tanks are malfucntioning. gas squirts from the side ahd there has been no determination wish has the problem. the consumer also states intermittently wnen the gas cap is released fuel gushes out enough to soak the hand or clothing. the gas guage is also erractic. the consumer's vehicle is not included in the recall (nhtsa recall id 91v146000 manufacture id 91s37). dealer was informed of problem. please provide more.information.
 Fuel tank is leaking resulting in a shortage in fuel. dealer has been notified. there is a recall ; however, this vehicle not covered by recall due to vin. *ak
06/02/2001101/06/1989
 Nhtsa recall91 v 146 000/manufacturers recall 91s39 concerning fuel tank:auxillary selector and switch: portion of unused fuel from one tank to be returned to second tank, when occurred, second tank exceeded, causing fuel spillages. spillages could result in a fire when exposed to a source of ignition. dealer contacted. *ak *yh
11/15/2001
 91 v 146 000/fuel tank:auxillary selector and switch: fuel selector switch would not switch over to second tank, causing fuel spillages. dealer notified. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
05/12/20023
 Vehicle has dual tanks, rear tank is pumping gasoline into front tank and gas is overflowing out of fuel cap.*ak consumer states that when the fuel switch is turned on for front tank, fuel gauge drops to zero, after a couple minutes, fuel begins blowing out of fuel tank filler cap, it continues doing so until the rear tank is again selected, this happens every time front tank is utilized, consumer states this is described in recall 91v146, dealer informed consumer the repairs would have to be paid by the consumer, consumer states the first time this occurred, vehicle was at a traffic light where 3-4 gallons spilled around the intersection. *slc
02/26/2002
 Nhtsa recall 91 v 146 000/manufacturer's recall# 91s39/ fuel tank:auxillary selector and switch: problem with fuel leaking out of filler neck. dealer notified, and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under that recall. feel free to provide any further information. *ak
01/31/2002
 Fuel tanks are leaking fuel. vehicle was taken to a dealership for inspection, there is a recall on this problem, but this vehicle is not icluded due to vin. *ak
12/20/199110006/01/1989
 Vechicle was mfgd. in jan. recalls start in feb. ford claims they are not responsible. rear tank syphions to front tank and causes buildup and overfill of gas to front tank causing gas to spue out. fire hazard and can't get ford to repair at their cost. only use front tank now to prevent fire.*ak
10/30/2001
 Fuel is being pumped from one tank to the other, causing fuel to spill while driving. this vehicle was not covered unde r recall 91v46000 due to vin. *ak
04/27/2001204/01/2000
 Fuel tank transfer valve malfunctions allowing fuel to go from one tank to the other overflowing through filler cap!!! also causes truck to cut out/die sometimes when switching tanks!!! ford had a recall several months ago on 1990&newer f series trucks for the same problems! my truck could catch fire just as easy as the newer ones! please help!!! thank you!*ak
 Recall number 91v146000/manufacturer's recall 91s39; check value has malfunctioned, causing portion of fuel to pass to the second tank which causes a overflow of the second tank, resulting in a fuel leakage. please provide any further details. *ak
03/07/1997210/31/1988
 91 v 146 000/fuel tank:auxillary selector switch: vehicle been experiencing a problem with fuel overflowing past the filler cap and could lead to a possible fire if exposed to a source of ignition. dealer notified, and informedconsumer that vehicle was not covered under a recall. *ak
08/13/199810006/01/1989
 The fuel returns to the front tank if both front & rear are filled with gas. the fuel just returns to the front tank and overflows. this is a serious safety hazard. the fuel tank assembly switch does not work. it quit years ago. there have been reports of fires caused from this problem but no one wants to fix it. guess after we burn up in a fire someone may decide there was a serious problem. i have even written a letter to the us dept. of transportation, to a mr. jonathan white, but he didn't even see fit to answer the letter. there was a recall #91s39 on this problem, the manufacturer says our truck was not included. if not included, why is it doing the same thing as recall #91s39 says it does. someone with alot more pull than i have is going to have to do something before alot of people get hurt or die. this is serious, please treat it as such. *ak
06/10/1999307/01/1989
 Fuel spill when both tanks are full.must use the front tank until all the fuel is used,then use the back until it`s half-full then switch to front. *ak
10/15/1998
 If running with both tanks full, and would switch to the rear tank, fuel overflows in front tank. a malfunction check valve within the fuel pump assembly causes a portion of the unused fuel from one tank to be returned to the second tank. when this occurs, the capacity of the second tank can be exceeded, causing fuel spillage. *ak
106/08/1998
 Internal fuel leakage at the tank selector valve/dual function reservior resulted in fuel overflow, recall services denied due to vin.
101/01/1989
 Dual fuel tank selector valve failed causing leakage, recall on component however vehicle denied due to vin.
04/24/1998103/02/1997
 While traveling on highway experienced power loss after switching to front fuel tank. stopped on shoulder and noticed loss of gasoline by smell.
03/20/199802/15/1996
 Fuel selector valve failed, resulting in fluid leak prior to recall, recall repairs refused due to masnufacturing date.
03/20/199802/15/1996
 Dual fuel tank selector valve malfunctioned, causing an overfill condition in one of the tanks, resulting in an overflow of fuel prior to recall. recall repairs refused due to date of manufacturing.
03/20/199802/15/1996
 Fuel selector valve failed, resulting in fluid leak prior to recall, recall repairs refused due to masnufacturing date.
 Owner has dual fuel tanks. fuel overflows from one tank to the other, causing fuel to overflow and spill out of vehicle.o wner is very concerned for safety. *ak
10/06/1997
 Consumer states that the fuel selector valve is causing over pressure of one tank. it pumps fuel from one tank to another, causing fuel to spill out. the manufacturer and the dealer have been contacted.there is a recall on the vehicle, and owner's vehicle is not included under the recall. *ak
12/01/1996
 Fuel system, the fuel tank selector valve assembly, causes the loss of fuel, the rear tank will pump into the front and cause and overflow. *ak
10/22/19962
 Had fuel tank auxiliary selector and switch repaired under recall; problem returned; fuel tank still leaks. 96v146000. *ak
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 #91v146000, took vehicle to dealer one year ago, dealer checked it and said that vehicle doesn't need to be fixed, consumer is having the same problem now . gas runs from back tank to front tank, took it to dealer and wa stold vehicle was not covered. *ak
09/20/1996110/17/1988
 Fuel selector valve located in the dual fuel tank sticks and pumps gas onto the ground.*ak *slc
04/15/1991210/01/1988
 Dual tank system: when using front fuel tank, fuel transfers to rear tank causes overflowing of fuel not in use; also, when using rear tank it overflows to front tank; safety hazard of gas leaking out; told by dlr/manf vehicle not included in recall.*ak recall number is 91s39. *slc
01/01/1995
 Recall related 91vo14, fuel tank switch, the overflow tank will change tanks. *ak
01/01/1995
 Wallace ford 91s39/91v146. dlr claim recall was previously done. zone stated free repair only once. prior owner states work was never done. *ak
10/01/19941
 Auxiliary selector switch failed, causing front fuel tank to pump into rear tank, overfilling rear tank/causing it to spill onto ground. (91v146000) *dsh
10/30/1995
 When turning of the ignition, no matter which tank is selected, gas always flows to front tank, causing tank to overflow, gas runs down side of truck onto ground. *ak
12/01/1995
 Dual fuel tank vehicle has an overflow of fuel problem, found out vehicle is not included in recall. tt
 When dual tanks are full, using the rear tank causes the front tank to overflow. tt
04/24/1995
 Dual fuel tank overflow from one tank to the other. tt
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
11/01/20031020003
 Rear fuel tank overflowed, causing vehicle to stall. *ak
03/12/20031
 While filling up the gas tank gas would spill out of vehicle. *ak
03/21/20031500001
 The vehicle's gas tank did not retain fuel. *nlm
11/26/200105/01/1997
 Fuel is pumping from rear tank into front tank, this is a subject of recall 91s39. dealer said it was not part of the recall.
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 Fuel tank leaking. nlm
08/12/20001
 Stopped by dam neck annex naval base gate guard on way to work (apx 26 miles). was informed i could not enter base due to gas pouring out of front gas tank. i parked vehicle and called aaa to tow. mechanic replaced fuel selector switch and both fuel pumps. vehicle still not fixed. upon switching to the rear gas tank, vehicle runs a short time then cuts off as if out of gas. have to return to front tank. suspect problem was ongoing for about a month or two before i was aware of it. i thought someone was stealing the gas but now suspect it was pouring out on the highway. i am lucky to be here. this is dangerous situation and should have been a recall. please get the word out before someone gets killed. i am not comfortable with this vehicle, nor would i be selling it to someone else until this problem is fixed.
04/17/2000101/01/1992
 Fuel tank leaks due to corrosion at tank support. *ak
01/01/1995
 Gas tank leaking. *ak
02/15/2000206/01/1998
 When filling the gas tank up with fuel consumer noticed a fuel leak at seams of the tanks. consumer has contacted dealer, dealer stated both tanks needed to be replaced. *ak *ml
08/15/1999110/01/1988
 I own a 1989 ford f-150 pickup with dual gas tanks. in august of this year i noticed fuel coming from my front fuel cap while driving. i pulled over and released pressure on the cap and fuel continued to spill out. after the pressure was released i figured that it was expansion due to the heat that day. then last sunday i noticed it again. the day was much cooler and i suspected i had a more serious problem. i took it to an independent repair place to be inspected. the repair center informed me that ford had a recall in 1991 for ford f -150s produced from 3-1-89 to 1-31-91. the recall number is 91s39. the problem noted in the recall is as follows: on some of these trucks, internal fuel leakage at the fuel tank selector valve/dual function rervoir may result in the returning of fuel to the tank not in use. should this occur, fuel may overflow from the fule tank filler cap. fuel spillage in the presence of an ignition source, presents the potential for a vehicle fire. this is exactly what was happining with my truck. yet when i contacted ford to see if they would honor the recall, they stated that the recall did not apply to the production date of my truck. i am concerned that other truck owners are aware of this potential danger.
04/24/1998103/02/1997
 Fuel leaks from tank causing explosion and fire.
 When fuel tank is full assembly experiences loss of fuel. cause unknown. *ak
01/01/1995
 Both fuel
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 Both fuel gauges malfunctioned. *ak
07/01/1996109/17/1991
 Gas tank rusted, causing leakage.
10/23/1996
 Recall no- 89v114000 was fixed on 10-23-96. as a result a back side gas tank leak has been experienced. *ak
 Purchased truck used, the fuel tank corroded and leaked and the exhaust manfold cracked . please describe .*ak
 Both fuel tanks have rusted and leak. tt
06/19/1995105/03/1989
 Main gas tank rotted away at seam and leaks; design of heavy plastic cover guard around tank retains. tt
10/06/19951
 Fuel tank is leaking. tt *jb
05/05/1995
 Dual tank spilled all over the highway. tt
02/10/19951
 Rusting of front gas tank underneath the protecting shield. tt
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
07/05/20021
 Consumer states after filling both tanks with fuel. quarter of fuel had spilled in driveway. consumer noticed it when he smelled gas, and saw gas dripping onto the pavement. consumer feels this was very dangerous. also the 4th of july was the day before. ford states vehicle was not included based on the recall. please provide any further. nlm
01/14/2000
 Fuel cap is defective. when filling up vehicle, fuel cap doesn't secure the gasoline. it spills out of the fuel tank. *ak
05/05/1995
 Dual tank spilled all over the highway. tt
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
07/07/1995
 Fuel gauge registers full until tank is empty. please describe in more detail. tt
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE
08/08/2002
 Consumer states that vehicle has a duel fuel tank , one tank is pumping fuel into the other, causing fuel to overflow past the filler cap.dealer contacted. this is a recal l but this vehicle is not included by vin #.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
106/08/1989
 Vehicle has dual fuel tank in which back tank is siphoned into front tank resulting in front tank overflow from fuel tank filler cap.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLING/CHARGING
01/01/19951
 Fuel tank selector valve failed prior to recall notice.