After years of reported cases of vehicles catching fire, Ford has recalled 3.6 cars, SUVs, Mini Vans and Trucks due to problems with the speed control deactivation switch. According to Ford’s website:
“Ford is taking this action to address continued customer concerns about the potential for fires in their vehicles. We cannot be confident in the long term durability of the speed control deactivation switches.”
This recall includes more than a dozen different models produced between 1992-2003.
What to do if you have a recalled ford vehicle (see chart of recalls below):
Take your vehicle into a Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealership where the mechanics will provide a free inspection of the speed control deactivation switch and, if needed, will either fix or replace the switch.
i got the recall letter on my 2002 ford ranger so i called on 8/20/2007 to my nearest ford dealership quality motors in independence ks and asked if they had the harness in stock and they said yes so we set up an appointment for today 8/24/07 for me to take off work and drive the 94 miles round trip to get it fixed. when i arrived they did not have the part in stock. they said backordered. maybe next week maybe a month or so. so i came home and called ford service on the letter . they said quality motors should have disconnected the cruise control and would have temporaily cure the problem. which they did not do at wuality motors. terrible customer service terrible customer relations unscruppulous deal consumer beware.
Aneta Keller says
I have a 1998 Ford Windstar is this vehicle included in the recall about the cruise control?