Recall: 1997-2002 Expedition: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]6438,6441,6442,6446,6454,6457[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
Make: FORD
Model: EXPIDITION
Model Year: 1997-2002
MFG Campaign #: 05S28

Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
End Date of MFG: 8/20/2002
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 4,500,000
Date owner notified by MFG: 9/12/2005

Recall Initiator: ODI
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

Consequence Summary: A FIRE AT THE SWITCH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Summary: BY LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2005, OWNERS WERE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR VEHICLES TO THEIR DEALERS TO HAVE THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH DISCONNECTED. OWNERS WHO HAVE HAD THEIR SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATED ARE BEING NOTIFIED THAT PARTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND ADVISED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO RECONNECT THE SPEED CONTROL BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2006. OWNERS WHO DID NOT HAVE THEIR SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATED ARE BEING NOTIFIED TO HAVE THEIR SYSTEM REMEDIED BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2006. OWNERS ARE URGED TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE FREE DISCONNECT SERVICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FIRE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. (NOTE: ALSO SEE RECALLS 05V017 AND 06V286)[/FONT]
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Recall Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 05S28 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
 

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