Ford Motor Complaint - 2006 F550 Diesel. Fuel tanks DELAMINATING..A real safety issue.
I have a 2006 F550 Diesel w/ 26K miles and 5 months out of warranty. Brought it to dealer and was told the fuel tank was delaminating from the diesel we were using. Needs new pump, fuel lines, injectors blown out and cleaned..$2500. We have been using the same 2 stations for 10 years and have 2 other, older Ford trucks and no problems. This truck is only 3 years old.
I called Ford and they said they knew of it happening on trucks and blame it on the fueling stations. ( Like we all fuel up at the same place) But it was up to the dealer to credit or not credit the repair. Very rude people on the phone at complaint department. When I aske d to speak to a supervisior I was told " This is as far as you will get on this call" Ford Motor Corp will do nothing
My dealer took off $800 for the $2500 repair, but it is not his fault. His dealership did not build the trucks. I was told that it has been happening so much that if he was to fix everyone at no charge he would be out of business.
This is clearly a defect and saftey issue and FORD will not acknowledge it.
I was driving at 40mph w/ a trailer when my truck bogged and died and would not start. There was no shoulder to pull over on. I had to get another truck to move trailer then to move truck. Traffic was backed up for a mile. It is a Safety issue and everyone needs to contact the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Saftey Administration) http://www.nhtsa. dot.gov/ and call up to file a complaint the phone # is (888) 327-4236
These are the people who would make Ford recall the tanks due to a safety problem.
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