Friday

Fiery Fords Still Not Fixed


5 million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles still aren't fixed and could catch fire in the middle of the night while shut off and parked in your garage. If your's is one of them, watch out.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging owners of certain Ford, Lincoln and Mercury SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, and passenger cars to take their vehicles to a local dealership for a corrective repair.

The vehicles contain a defective cruise control switch that catch fire at any time, even while the vehicle is turned-off, parked with no one in it.

Federal safety investigators at the federal recall agency, NHTSA, say they are still worried that many owners have not responded to the recall warnings to get their fiery Fords fixed. Of the 12 million vehicles involved in the recalls, Ford still has not fixed nearly five million of them. The recalled vehicles include:

  1. 1993–2004 Ford F150
  2. 1993–1999 Ford F250 (gasoline engine)
  3. 1993–1996 Ford Bronco
  4. 1994–1996 Ford Econoline
  5. 1997–2002 Ford Expedition
  6. 1998–2002 Lincoln Navigator
  7. 1998–2002 Ford Ranger
  8. 1992–1998 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car
  9. 1993–1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
  10. 1993–1995 Ford Taurus SHO with automatic transmission
  11. 1994–Mercury Capri
  12. 1998–2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer
  13. 2001–2002 Ford Explorer Sport and Explorer Sport Trac
  14. 1992–1993 and 1997–2003 Ford E-150-350 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
  15. 2002 Ford E-550 gasoline engine vehicles
  16. 1996–2003 Ford E-450 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
  17. 1994–2002 Ford F-250 through F-550 super Duty trucks (gasoline engine)
  18. 2000–2002 Ford Excursion (gasoline engine)
  19. 2003 F250 – F550 Super Duty, Ford Excursion
  20. 1995–2002 Ford F53 Motor home chassis
  21. 2002–2003 Lincoln Blackwood

Consumers with questions should contact their local Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealer immediately. After all, cars that can catch fire when they are shut off are not safe. If you've got one and can't get no satisfaction, call or email us today. Getting rid of lemons is what we do. Everyday.

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