Ford Motor Company has announced a voluntary expanded recall of 3.6 million vehicles due to fire safety concerns stemming from faulty cruise control switches. The recall now includes more than a dozen models of vehicle built between 1992 and 2007.
In January 2005, the company had recalled approximately 6 million vehicles with similar cruise control switch problems. According to Ford, newly-affected owners will begin receiving notices of the expanded recall on August 15, 2007.
Owners with immediate questions regarding the recall are instructed to call (888) 222-2751.
Ford’s latest recall involves the following vehicles:
- 1992-1997 Lincoln Town Car
- 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria
- 1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis, 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
- 1993-1995 Taurus SHO
- 1999-2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer
- 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport
- 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
- 1992-1993 E150-350 vans
- 1997-2002 E150-350 vans
- 1993 Ford F-Series pickups
- 1993 Ford Bronco
- 1994 Mercury Capri
- 2003-2004 Ford F-150 Lightning
- 1995-2002 Ford F53 motor homes
Previously on the D.C. Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog, we have posted articles related to:
- The federal government keeping the public in the dark about automobile safety
- Shifting auto safety emphasis to accident prevention
- Faulty airbags in used cars
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