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Old 12-08-2008
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Anyone else get this???

got a letter form Ford today that basically says theres a problem with the speed control system and that a fire could start at any time. also that i should (and strongly urged to) take it in free of charge and get it fixed. hmm.... what are your thoughs on this? anyone have more info?
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Yeah a lot of guys got that and took it in to get fixed. A lot of dealerships didn't have the part on hand so they disconnected the cruise control until the part came in.
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so what exactally are they going to do to my baby?? lol
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got the same letter. brought it in and got it taken care of. dont need it catching on fire.
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yeah, my dad got one of those a couple years ago, he gotta 2001 F-150 SuperCrew, and they eventually got the part in cuz it was on back order and got it fixed.
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All they do is just undo a couple connections and plug in a new section thats fused. It takes them like 5 minutes and it doesnt cost a thing.
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yeah I had to get my wire harness changed out for the cruise control when I balanced my wheels. Some big recall that I never heard about.
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the best is ford dealers werent warrantying b-series truck until enough people with em made a stink since it was the same ****in faulty part.

I dont have cruise so i dont have to worry about it.
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dang, I can't believe you are just now hearing about this. they sent out the notice over a year ago. I got my fuse put in around Feb. of this year.
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dang, I can't believe you are just now hearing about this. they sent out the notice over a year ago. I got my fuse put in around Feb. of this year.
x2. it only takes em a few minutes. i would take it in if i were you.
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yea i got the same recall a while back
made an appt, took in the truck, was done in 10 mins.
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Mine took like 4 hours and I was really mad about it, and they zip-tied the extra connector crap to my throttle cable, which seemed kinda dumb. Not that it hurts anything, i just would have tried a bit harder.
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Mine took like 4 hours and I was really mad about it, and they zip-tied the extra connector crap to my throttle cable, which seemed kinda dumb. Not that it hurts anything, i just would have tried a bit harder.
4 hours?!
wow... that sux
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Since I'm not the first owner of my truck how can I tell if the problem has been fixed on my truck?
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Wow they sent that out late. Yea they didnt have the part in when I went to get it fixed, so they just disconnected the cruise control. About 6 months later they had the part lol. I was pretty pissed.
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yea...i never got a letter....went into the dealer they unplugged it....stopped back in 6months later and they had a good supply of the recall of the recall fix parts and they put on the resister.

just go in, have it taken care of.

this recall like like 2years old. it's actually a recall of a prior recall...the 'fix' was faulty the frist go round. lol.
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I got that letter a year ago for my '99... I had sold it about a month earlier so I told the new owner but no idea what happened...
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I received my notice January 2008. got it fixed the next day.
took 5 minutes.
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Go to Rich Ford in Archbold. They had mine done in less that 5 minutes. Quick, painless, and can keep your truck from catching fire.
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^ yeap imma call in the morning. BTW TYLER call me asap!!
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My mom got one for her explorer like a year ago but we still have not taken it in. We are going to do it this christmas.
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I wonder if my truck has it done to it. Is there anything that I could look at and tell if they did it?
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it is a fuse that is wired into the harness for the cruise control which is located near the brake fluid reservoir. basically, the truck catches on fire when the reservoir leaks and starts an electrical fire under the hood of the truck. then you go open the hood to see what the problem is and **BLAM** truck on fire!!
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well if mine burns ill try to grab the wheels/tires off, lol i have known about this but i dont know if my truck needs it, i better go make sure tomorrow of wed.
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