Ford has issued a recall of 3.6 million vehicles because of a defective “speed control deactivation switch system.” Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealers will perform the repair free of charge to all affected vehicles.
According to Ford, they’re addressing “customer concerns about the potential for fires in their vehicles.” Well, fires in vehicles are bad, we’ll give them that. Apparently a few Crown Victorias went up in smoke. There were no injuries.
Here’s a list of the recalled autos:
1998-2002 Ford Ranger, 1992-1997 Lincoln Town Car, 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria, 1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis, 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII, 1993-1995 Taurus SHO, 1999-2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer.
Also covered are the 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport, 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, 1992-1993 E150-350 vans, 1997-2002 E150-350 vans, 1993 Ford F-Series pickups, 1993 Ford Bronco, 1994 Mercury Capri, 2003-2004 Ford F-150 Lightning, and 1995-2002 Ford F53 motor homes.
An additional 177,000 vehicles in Canada, Mexico and Europe are covered by the recall.
For more information, check out Ford’s recall information page. Owners with questions about the recall can contact Ford at (888) 222-2751.