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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.

    Cars
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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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    1996-2003 Ford E-450 gas or natural gas
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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...
    Busy Bee Farm, Ellijay, GA
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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
    Definition of "Horse": a 4 legged mammal looking for an inconvenient place and expensive way to die. Any day they choose not to execute the Master Plan is just more time to perfect it. Be Very Afraid.



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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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