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Ford recalling 3.6 million vehicles

This isn't good, looks like another hit for ford. Yep this one includes the Rangers.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070803/...uFiShq8xRI2ocA
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Glad I don't have cruise control.
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my dad had his cruise control in his F150 recalled
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Oops didn't see that it was posted already. Mods can lock this thread if necessary.
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well, another reason to visit the dealeship.
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I hope the person that bought my '00 finds that info..
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Mines a recal................i like the danger factor.
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WOOO! time to bring it into the dealer before i sell it!
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damn... well what do i do... drag my lazy butt to the dealer?
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Here is the other thread with more info:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=47982
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This isn't good, looks like another hit for ford. Yep this one includes the Rangers.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070803/...uFiShq8xRI2ocA

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Wow. And they wonder why they are losing out to the Japanese/Euro car companies...
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yep. you know, Ford Rangers would be and will be the ONLY ford I would buy. Otherwise, I would have a dodge, or honda.
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You can be sure that the American media will be gleefully publiczing the Ford cruise control issue using all the resources available to them.

Meanwhile, a few months back Toyota ended up settling a class action lawsuit regarding engine sludge issues affecting the 3.5 million of following vehicles:

• Camry 4 cylinder from 1997-2001,
• Camry 6 cylinder from 1997-2002,
• Camry Solara 4 cylinder from 1999-2001,
• Camry Solara 6 cylinder 1999-2002,
• Sienna 6 cylinder from 1998-2002,
• Avalon 6 cylinder from 1997-2002,
• Celica 4 cylinder from 1997-1999,
• Highlander 6 cylinder from 2001-2002,
• Lexus ES 300 from 1997-2002 and
• Lexus RX 300 from 1999-2002.

Yet not a peep did you hear from the media about the class action lawsuit over the Toyota sludge problem, which is 100X more serious than a faulty cruise control switch, IMO.

Just another example of liberal, anti-American media bias in this country.
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You can be sure that the American media will be gleefully publiczing the Ford cruise control issue using all the resources available to them.

Meanwhile, a few months back Toyota ended up settling a class action lawsuit regarding engine sludge issues affecting the 3.5 million of following vehicles:

• Camry 4 cylinder from 1997-2001,
• Camry 6 cylinder from 1997-2002,
• Camry Solara 4 cylinder from 1999-2001,
• Camry Solara 6 cylinder 1999-2002,
• Sienna 6 cylinder from 1998-2002,
• Avalon 6 cylinder from 1997-2002,
• Celica 4 cylinder from 1997-1999,
• Highlander 6 cylinder from 2001-2002,
• Lexus ES 300 from 1997-2002 and
• Lexus RX 300 from 1999-2002.

Yet not a peep did you hear from the media about the class action lawsuit over the Toyota sludge problem, which is 100X more serious than a faulty cruise control switch, IMO.

Just another example of liberal, anti-American media bias in this country.
ZOMG! Teh Communists in teh media are haxxors with news!

Holy ****! Dude, stop it with the liberl hippie blah blah blah crap.I remember the news covering their recall. I haven't yet seen anything on the Fords.



This is why ford is going to the ****ter. NO customer service, recalls all the time, minimalist redesigns for an outrageous price, etc.
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ZOMG! Teh Communists in teh media are haxxors with news!

Holy ****! Dude, stop it with the liberl hippie blah blah blah crap.I remember the news covering their recall. I haven't yet seen anything on the Fords.



This is why ford is going to the ****ter. NO customer service, recalls all the time, minimalist redesigns for an outrageous price, etc.
Ah, I see. Ford has a cruise control switch recall and the whole company is going to the ****ter. On the other hand, Toyota has a much worse problem - class action lawsuit by its own customers regarding engine sludge - but that's OK, it's just a hiccup. Sounds like you could be media person yourself.

If you heard about the Toyota class action sludge settlement, then I suspect you must be one of the people who were affected by it and received a letter from Toyota. Because other than that, there was scant info available on it.

And if you don't believe that the media bashes American auto manufacturers while singing the praises of the likes of Toyota and Honda, then you are either blind, deaf, or just not in tune with how the media operates and makes its money.
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This is why ford is going to the ****ter. NO customer service, recalls all the time, minimalist redesigns for an outrageous price, etc.
Everyone has recalls.

This recall was a long time coming, and everyone knew it. Ford could not recall all of the vehicles with faulty cruise control switches at once because of the massive number of vehicles involved. They had to stockpile repair parts and do the recall in waves.

And what exactly is the problem with their customer service? Are they any worse than any other large company? They are dealing with this problem the best way they can. They could have fought owners in court like Toyota did for years before issuing a recall on cars that had sludge problems. They could have swept things under the carpet like Honda did with automatic transmission that would come out of gear at high speeds. They didn't though. They developed two inexpensive repair parts, and handled the most urgent cases (F-150 and Expedition) first, and are really doing a fairly good job of handling this. And here is the kicker, the switch they are recalling wasn't even designed or built by them. It is a Texas Instruments switch. Ford has taken the full weight of this problem though since TI has claimed that it is not possible for their switch to cause this problem (tell anyone whose truck caught on fire that).

All of the Ford bashing on this site gets a little old.
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I read about this a couple of years ago. Supposedly what happens is, you get home from driving around, and the cruise control doo hickey contiunues to draw power till it over heats shorts and then starts a fire. this one incident is into the millions as far as damages. I have read numerous reports about how peoples homes have burned to the ground because they parked their new F150 in their garage which was attached to the house. and to add insult to injury ford flat out denied any issue, even tho fire investigators were blaming fire on this particular part... this is huge, much bigger than most on this forum realise.
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Good thing my yellow *** is safe but even if it did go out they would blame it on the mods.
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i wonder why they didn't recal the 95-97s also......they have the exact same parts on the cruise control that the '98s have....
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I think the 2004's are good....... right??
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2004s already have the revised switches.

95-97 trucks may be in the next wave of recalls, who knows. If you want to replace the switch now, the parts are available to do the replacement. You just have to pay for them if your vehicle is not on the recall list. The fused jumper is about $5, and the revised switch and adapter harness kit is about $15.
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oooo well i will wait for the recal......i aint payin for ****.....hopefully it burns down
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I dropped by the dealership today, and the did the recall in about 20 minutes
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I called a dealer in So. Cal to see what I need to do to get the recall work done. I was told it is not official until August 13th and parts are on National back order. They don't expect to see the parts until mid-October. They also told me it would be best to wait until I get the recall notice by mail from Ford. You are lucky if you can get it done now.
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