Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ford Recalls 3.6 Million Vehicles For Faulty Cruise Control Switch and Possible Fire Risk

Article on cnn.com --  Ford recalling millions of vehicles because of faulty switches.  Here's an excerpt:

Two years after his wife of 34 years died in a fire, an Iowa man continues to maintain the blaze was started by a faulty cruise control switch under the hood of her 1996 Ford F-150 pickup -- while it was parked in the garage attached to his home.

Although Ford has denied -- and continues to deny -- the switch started the fire that killed 74-year-old Dolly Mohlis in 2005, the company recently settled a lawsuit brought against it by Earl Mohlis. And last week, it issued a recall of an estimated 3.6 million vehicles -- bringing the total recalled over the past decade to more than 10 million -- every single car and truck built with a similar cruise control switch.

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even when i called and made an appointment and asked it they had the part and they told me they did so i drove the 94 miles round trip to the nearest ford dealership in independence ks. only to find out they didn't have the part so i called ford customer service and they said they should have at least unhooked the cruise control to help avoid a problem which they failed to do even the unhook. their customer service is a farce. ford knew of this problem over 10 yrs and did nothing to try to correct it. buy anything but ford.

Posted by: kenneth hughes | Aug 30, 2007 3:09:55 PM

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