Recall Warning of Ford Fire Danger Still Affecting Owners



A recall announcement that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put out in February has been announced again due to concerns that millions of Ford owners have not brought in their vehicles to be repaired. The recall pertains to a defective cruise control switch that may spark a fire even if the vehicle is turned off. Nearly five million of the 12 million affected vehicles have yet to be repaired.

The affected vehicles are:

  • 1993-2004 Ford F150
  • 1993-1999 Ford F250 (gasoline engine)
  • 1993-1996 Ford Bronco
  • 1994-1996 Ford Econoline
  • 1997-2002 Ford Expedition
  • 1998-2002 Lincoln Navigator
  • 1998-2002 Ford Ranger
  • 1992-1998 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car
  • 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
  • 1993-1995 Ford Taurus SHO with automatic transmission
  • 1994-Mercury Capri
  • 1998-2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer
  • 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport and Explorer Sport Trac
  • 1992-1993 and 1997-2003 Ford E-150-350 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
  • 2002 Ford E-550 gasoline engine vehicles
  • 1996-2003 Ford E-450 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
  • 1994-2002 Ford F-250 through F-550 super Duty trucks (gasoline engine)
  • 2000-2002 Ford Excursion (gasoline engine)
  • 2003 F250 – F550 Super Duty, Ford Excursion
  • 1995-2002 Ford F53 Motor home chassis
  • 2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwood

The NHTSA has also begun investigating Ford Windstar vans after receiving over 130 complaints of fires allegedly caused by the faulty cruise control switch.

If you own one of these vehicles and have not had your cruise control switch repaired, do so immediately. Reports of fires destroying vehicles and some homes have been made to the NHTSA.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective part on a vehicle that should have been recalled, please contact an experienced injury lawyer in your area.