Ford Recalls 4.5M Vehicles for Defective Cruise Control
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Oct 14, 2009 in Car Accidents
Ford Motor Company will recall an additional 4.5 million older vehicles because a defective cruise control switch could cause a fire.
The latest recall brings Ford’s total to 14.3 million vehicles over 10 years, making it the largest recall in history involving a single problem.
The recall includes 1.1 million Windstar minivans and 3.4 million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models. The risk of fire stems from internal leaking from the switches. The switches could overheat and potentially ignite. An investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration also identified reports of leaking fluid damaging the antilock brake control module, resulting in a fire. Although most of recalled vehicles are trucks and SUVs, the recall targets vehicles from the 1992 to 2003 model years.
The recall covers the following vehicles:
- 1995-2003 Ford Windstar
- 2000-03 Ford Excursion Diesel
- 1993-1997 and 1999-2003 Ford F-Super Duty Diesel
- 1992-2003 Ford Econoline
- 1995-2002 Ford Explorer
- 1995-2002 Mercury Mountaineer
- 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 Ford Ranger
- 1994 Ford F35 Motorhome vehicles
Ford is advising consumers to leave their vehicles parked outside until they are mailed instructions by the end of the month on how to get repairs.
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