Engine Fires in Ford Motor Company trucks and SUV’s have triggered a massive recall ordered by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall deals with a faulty cruise control deactivation switch which can cause engine fires in gasoline vehicles. The defective switch has caused numerous fires when the engine is turned off and the switch attempts to deactivate cause the fuel to ignite. The fires are responsible for at least 3 deaths and hundreds of serious injury. Ford has attempted to address the dangerous defect by offering to disconnect the cruise control since repair parts will not be widely available until June 2008. The vehicles recalled are the 1993 -2004 F 150 trucks, 1994 -2002 F 250 through F 550 Super Duty trucks and 1998 – 2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer SUV’s. If you are a victim of this defect it is vitally important to make sure the vehicle is preserved so that it can be used as evidence to prove the cause of injury.
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