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Ford Recall - Defective Cruise Control Switch

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009
August 20, 2007 Ford is recalling nearly 4 million vehicles because a defective cruise control switch. The defect could cause a short and lead to a vehicle fire. This is the same issue that prompted a 6-million vehicle recall in early 2005. Fifteen different Ford models built between 1992 and 2004 are affected by this recall: 1998-2002 Ford Rangers 1992-1997 Lincoln Town Car 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria 1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 1993-1995 Taurus SHO 1999-2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Montaineer 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 1992-1993 and 1997- 2002 E150-350 Vans 1993 Ford F Series pickups 1993 Ford Bronco 1994 Mercury Capris 2003-2004 Ford F-150 Lightning 1995-2002 Ford F53 Motor Homes Ford said that it had received reports of fires in these vehicles, but did not comment on the exact number of incedents. This recall comes not long after they settled a lawsuit with a man who lost his wife in a car fire. If you own any of the vehicles mentioned above, contact us immediately after having a throughout inspection to ensure the cruise control and other systems are working safely and properly.