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Jul. 11, 2012, 09:51 AM
I was watching the local news last night (Austin) and the reporters were discussing a recent house fire in which two little boys died. Apparently the house fire started from a truck fire. They said the truck fire was caused by a faulty cruise control switch that has been under recall. Anyone heard of this?

Jul. 11, 2012, 10:11 AM
Did not hear about that story, but the recall has been in effect for a couple of years. I have 3 F 150's and I received letters for all 3.

Jul. 11, 2012, 10:41 AM
It's not just F-150s.

1992-1998 Ford Crown Victoria
1992-1998 Lincoln Town Car
1992-1998 Mercury Grand Marquis
1993-1995 Ford Taurus SHO
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
1994 Mercury Capri
1993-1996 Ford Bronco
1997-2002 Ford Expedition
1998-2001 Ford Explorer
1998-2001 Mercury Mountaineer
1998-2002 Lincoln Navigator
2000-2003 Ford Excursion
2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport
2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Pickup Trucks
1993-2004 Ford F-150
1993-2003 Ford F-250
1993-1999 Ford F-250 gas engine
1993-2003 Ford F-350
1993-2003 Ford F-450
1993-2003 Ford F-550
1993-2002 F series Super Duty
1998-2002 Ford Ranger
2001 F-Series Super Crew
2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwood
2003-2004 Ford F-150 Lightning
1992-1993, 1997-2003 E150-350
1994-1996 Ford Econoline
1996-2003 Ford E-450 gas or natural gas
2002 Ford E-550 gas
RVs and Motorhomes
1995-2002 Ford F53 Motor Home

Jul. 11, 2012, 12:53 PM
I have a 2008 F-150...looks like I missed this...

Jul. 11, 2012, 04:55 PM
I have a 2002 F150 and the dealer has never mentioned in when it goes in for service...

Jul. 12, 2012, 01:33 PM
I think that recall has been out there about 6 or more years. It's been a long time. Of course I ignored the 798 notices sent about my Expedition and just never used cruise control after that (rarely used it before for that matter). I probably would have been more paranoid if I knew it could spontaneously combust!

Oh well it was traded in in December for s shiny new F250

Justa Bob
Jul. 12, 2012, 01:51 PM
Recall and crash test data can be located here:


Jul. 12, 2012, 02:24 PM
Yup - my 1999 Ford Explorer was recalled for this. Took it to the local Ford dealer & it was back to me within 48 hours. No big deal. You just have to take it to a dealer - any Ford dealer - & have it taken care of.