Recall: 1998 Explorer: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]16911[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
Make: FORD
Model: EXPLORER
Model Year: 1998
MFG Campaign #: 05S28

Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 1,200,000
Date owner notified by MFG: 8/7/2006

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

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.

Consequence Summary: OVERHEATING COULD RESULT IN SMOKE OR BURN AND AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.

Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS INTO THE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 7, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332. (NOTE: ALSO SEE RECALLS 05V017 AND 05V388)[/FONT]
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Recall Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 05S28. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).[/FONT]
 

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