4.5 Million Flammable Fords Recalled

Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced a recall of 4.5 million vehicles spanning back to 1992. A mixup in the manufacture resulted in the “self-immolation” button being labeled “cruise control.” In all seriousness, though, a vehicle fire could occur on these models, so be sure to check this out.

The recalled vehicles are:

  • 1995-2003 Windstar
  • 2000-2003 Excursion
  • 1993-1997 and 1999-2003 F-Super Duty
  • 1992-2003 Econoline
  • 1995-2002 Explorer
  • 1995-2002 Mercury Mountaineer
  • 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 Ranger
  • 1994 F53

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will make the necessary repairs free of charge. The recall starts October 26, and owners can contact Ford at 1-888-222-2751.

More information is available at NHTSA’s website and Consumer Reports Online.
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