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Ford Recalls 3.6 Million Vehicles Over Cruise Control Switch

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posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 05:40 PM
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Ford Recalls 3.6 Million Vehicles Over Cruise Control Switch


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WASHINGTON (AP)--Ford Motor Co. (F) said Friday it would recall 3.6 million passenger cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to address concerns about a cruise control switch that has led to previous recalls based on reports of fires.

Ford said the recall covered more than a dozen vehicle models built from 1992- 2007. The company said it was responding to concerns from owners about the safety of their cars and questions about the speed control deactivation switch in the vehicles that ..
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posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 05:40 PM
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Ford has received some reports of fires started in Crown Victoria's due to the speed control activation switch that is powered all the time.

The vehicles that are being recalled are:

1992-1997 Lincoln Town Car
1998-2002 Ford Ranger
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 Mountaineer
2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport and Sport Trac
1992-1993 E150-350 vans
1997-2002 E150-350 vans
1993 Ford F-Series pickups
1993 Ford Bronco
1994 Mercury Capri
2003-2004 Ford F-150 Lightning
1995-2002 Ford F53 motor homes

Obviously, they have been using this part in vehicles since 1992. The article also said Ford only received "a few reports of fire" due to this part.

Recall notices are going to start to be sent out August 13th.

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[edit on 4/8/07 by Keyhole]



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