February 7, 2008
New Ford Recall
Earlier this week Ford recalled some 225,000 vehicles ranging in make and model over a concern about a faulty cruise control deactivation switch. Here’s an excerpt of the story from Forbes:
Ford discovered the wiring harnesses problem while repairing a vehicle in its own fleet and said no accidents or injuries have been caused by the problem.
The cruise control switch recall was due to engine fires linked to the cruise control systems in trucks, sport-utility vehicles and vans.
The vehicles in the new recall include 185,000 E-Series vans with model years ranging from 1992 to 2003.
Other affected vehicles include 1993-95 Ford Taurus SHO; 1992-98 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis; 1992-95 Lincoln Town Car; 1993 Ford Bronco; 1993 gas powered Ford Super Duty; and 1995-97 gas-powered Ford Super Duty stripped chassis.
Ford said not all vehicles in those model years had the faulty wiring harness installed, and it will contact affected owners.
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I got one of the cruise control warnings in my Explorer, but it never amounted to anything. If you want the recall king over the years see the Wrangler
Posted by: Jim Knopp | Aug 5, 2008 5:37:38 AM