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Old 12-22-2008
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cruise control recall

I just got letter from ford advising to not park next to structures to avoid starting fires and to come in and let them fix my cruise control. I know its a recall and all that, but is it really something i really need to get fixed? Last thing i want is some mechanic jacking with my electrical system if there isnt really a need to.

From what i understand the problem is the cruise control is on an always hot circuit and can short and ignite. anyone know what they do to fix this? i would assume they do something cheap and quick like a little clip on inline fuse, but i really have no idea. Oh and i have a 2002 edge

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Old 12-22-2008
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Wow that guy needs to settle down on the flame paint job lol. BUt really all they do is pop in an inline fuse. takes two seconds of ur time and does rob any horsepower so ul be fine.

Kinda odd cuz i got my letter like two years ago.
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Super easy, takes less than 15 min. I forget exactly what it is, but it's a fuse or small relay tapped right at the CC box. Do it, if not just to make Ford pay!
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this recall was announced by ford back in feb of 2008. how slow is your ford dealer?
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Old 12-22-2008
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haha yeah thats pretty bad. i found it on the counter today and asked my mom when she was going to tell me my truck might catch on fire. she said it came a couple days ago, but i do remember the recall awhile back.

i have to go in and get an alternator bolt anyways so might as well kill two birds with one stone.
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Was this only for 2002's?

I have a 2003.
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ive recieved two since buying my mazda. Im not worried about it.
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I took mine in and it took like 10 minutes to do. not a big deal at all.

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i ordered my truck in feb 08. should i be worried? i haven't received anything in the mail. i really don't wanna wake up to a fire cheif knocking at my door.
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Was this only for 2002's?
I have a 2003.
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i ordered my truck in feb 08. should i be worried? i haven't received anything in the mail. i really don't wanna wake up to a fire cheif knocking at my door.

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This is what they do

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try searching, i posted this same exact thing like 2 weeks ago
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i wonder if i can snag a letter and take my non cruise havin truck in there so they install it haha
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u dont need the letter, i didnt take mine
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i wonder if i can snag a letter and take my non cruise havin truck in there so they install it haha
Unless the service guy is as retarded as this guy:

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Then I doubt your plan will work.
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Pffft, he's nowhere near as retarded as this guy

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i got you beat on haircuts

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