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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:37 PM
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Ford Expands Recall by 1.2 Million Autos

Full story: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/03/business/03cnd-ford.h...



Ford Expands Recall by 1.2 Million Autos

By JEREMY W. PETERS
Published: August 3, 2006

The Ford Motor Company said today that it had significantly widened a recall already involving millions of vehicles that have cruise control systems prone to catching fire.

The company has now added another 1.2 million sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and vans to the list of automobiles that have already been recalled. That raises the total number of vehicles now identified as having potentially faulty cruise control switches at 6.7 million, making this recall possibly the third largest in United States history.

But with this latest round of vehicles added, Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hope no more recalls will be necessary. The investigation into why the cruise control systems were leaking hydraulic fluid and causing fires was one of the most extensive the agency has ever conducted.

Theyre confident, and were confident, that this will address all the vehicles that potentially have a problem, said Rae Tyson, a spokesman for the safety administration.


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For Ford Owners: Find Out Whether Your Vehicle Has Been Recalled
http://www.ford.com/en/vehicles/owners/recalls/default....

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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:13 PM
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1. huh. my truck's not on there (yet)
I suppose fire could be considered an alternative fuel...
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:15 PM
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2. Recalls of 6.7 million for a cruise control switch
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I wonder why the Japanese and China markets are doing so well?

DOH!

Stop trying to save a few pennies ya big 3 - GM, Ford and Chrysler

Ya won't stay the Big 3 for long -

I suspect you ain't REALLY the big 3 anymore

Korprate Murika is failing . . .

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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:18 PM
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3. Found On the Roadside Dead.
I love my GM vehicles.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:43 PM
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7. Fix Or Repair Daily
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:19 PM
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4. Great
built Ford tough - or maybe not.....
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:23 PM
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5. Mine isn't there
.....yet......
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:28 PM
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6. had a Ford Tempo, short in headlight switch burnt up car.
Doing research, the 2 yrs before mine had been recalled for this but not the yr mine was. Yes, it was a different problem than this one is but they did not address all vehicles indeed.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:44 PM
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8. What is it with Ford and vehicles that catch on fire?
The Pinto, school buses, I seem to recall some with faulty ignitions that would burst into flames.
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