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Ford Recalls 4.5 Million Trucks

Ford has announced that it is recalling 4,500,000 trucks built between 1992 and 2003 because of fire hazards related to the speed control. The vehicles could burst into flames without the engine even running, according to federal safety investigators who published the recall report.

Do you own one of these flammable potential lemon trucks?

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FORD E-150 1992-2003
FORD E-250 1992-2003
FORD E-350 1992-2003
FORD E-450 1992-2003
FORD E-550 1992-2003
FORD EXCURSION 2000-2003
FORD EXPLORER 1995-2002
FORD F-250 SD 1993-1997 1999-2003
FORD F-350 SD 1993-1997 1999-2003
FORD F-450 SD 1993-1997 1999-2003
FORD F-550 SD 1993-1997 1999-2003
FORD F53 1994
FORD RANGER 1995-1997 2001-2003
FORD WINDSTAR 1995-2003
MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 1997 2002
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY Mfr's Report Date: OCT 09, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V399000 NHTSA Action Number: EA08021
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,500,000
Summary:
 FORD IS RECALLING MODEL YEARS 1995-2003 WINDSTAR, 2000-2003 EXCURSION DIESEL, 1993-1997 AND 1999-2003 F-250 SD THROUGH F-550 SD DIESEL, 1992-2003 E-150 THROUGH E-550, 1995-2002 EXPLORER, 1997 AND 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, 1995-1997 AND 2001-2003 RANGER, AND 1994 F53 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH (SCDS). THE SCDS MAY LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
Consequence:
 A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR WITH OR WITHOUT THE ENGINE RUNNING.
Remedy:
 FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS THAT DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS IN LINE WITH THE SCDS. ON 1999-2003 WINDSTAR VEHICLES WITH A LEAKING SCDS, DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT THE ABS CONTROL MODULE CONNECTOR
If you own one of these Ford's, be careful. Find out from your local Ford dealer if the recall has been done on your truck. If not, have it done right away. And if your dealer isn't helping you, call us. Getting rid of lemon trucks is what we do. Everyday. Making Ford pay your attorney fees is also what we do. That's only fair.