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  1. #1
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    Default Ford F-150's and fire hazard

    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?
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    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.



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    It's not just F-150s.

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    1992-1998 Lincoln Town Car
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    1993-1995 Ford Taurus SHO
    1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
    1994 Mercury Capri
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    I have a 2008 F-150...looks like I missed this...
    "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."



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    I have a 2002 F150 and the dealer has never mentioned in when it goes in for service...
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    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
    Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.



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    Recall and crash test data can be located here:

    http://www.safercar.gov/



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    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.



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