Faulty cruise control systems force Ford to recall vehicles

by Adrian Hayden

A large number of Ford Motor Co. vehicles were recalled due to damaged cruise control buttons that have not been repaired, as warned by NHTSA i.e. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The company has recalled approximately 17.5 million cars over various years and various recall expansions in order to replace these faulty switches but the agency is now concerned that not sufficient amount of vehicles have been actually fixed.

The latest vehicles covered by recalls involve the Ford F 150, 2004 Ford F 150 Lightning and Excursion models. A huge amount of other vehicle models running through 2002 are also covered in this recall. NHTSA, the federal agency is deeply concerned that because more and more vehicles get into the used markets, the customers won’t have much information regarding which vehicles to buy.

The agency further estimates that it might be possible that there are various million vehicles still on roads with harmful defects. As for the users, the possible warning signals involve cruise control system which doesn’t works and cannot be activated, low brake fluid, non working brake lights, inability to have the vehicle out of the park and brake and ABS warning lights which are illuminated on dashboard.

The NHTSA also made very clear that the automaker cannot be blamed for a large number of vehicles remaining unrepaired. In fact, the company has been really diligent as they contacted owners of affected vehicles by sending them re notifications.

These vehicles have actually been recalled as they have the potential risk of having a defect that can cause them to catch fire immediately even when it is unattended and turned off.

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1 comment

Steve October 23, 2010 - 7:52 pm

My 2001 F-150 cruise control recall was fixed but still my truck burned to the ground. Ford said, “Tough!” That’s Ford tough.


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