Ford Recall: Cruise Control Switch- Another 4.5 Million Vehicles
Automaker Ford is issuing yet another recall of 4.5 million vehicles due to a faulty cruise control switch that is posing a fire hazard. The switch was manufactured by Texas Instruments. Ford has issued recalls over faulty switches previously. It is the largest recall in history of Ford. In the time of economic recession, Ford is sure to feel the pinch from the recall. Drivers of recalled Ford models are asked to turn in their vehicles as soon as possible. The recall begins October 26. See http://www.safercar.gov for details.
Models under recall:
- 1995-2003 Windstars
- 2000-2003 Excursion diesels
- 1993-1997 and 1999-2003 F-Super Duty diesels
- 1992-2003 Econolines
- 1995-2002 Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers
- 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 Rangers
- 1994 F35 motorhomes
NHTSA said Ford drivers should look for warnings of possible imminent fires, including malfunctioning cruise control systems and brake lights and antilock braking system and brake light warnings on the dashboard. The safety agency also said difficulty in getting the vehicle out of the park mode should be treated as a warning.
"I urge consumers to pay attention to this warning and bring the affected models in to have them repaired as soon as possible," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement.