Recall: 1999-2002 Explorer/Explorer Sport: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]48400,48431,48432,48454,48455[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot] Make: FORD
Model: EXPLORER/EXPLORER SPORT
Model Year: 1999-2002
MFG Campaign #: 05S28

Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Begin Date of MFG: 6/16/1998
End Date of MFG: 8/16/2002
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 3,600,000
Date owner notified by MFG: 8/13/2007

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

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

Consequence Summary: THIS COULD RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.

Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS. OWNERS OF THE PASSENGER CARS INCLUDED IN THIS CAMPAIGN WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR VEHICLES TO THEIR DEALERS TO HAVE THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH DISCONNECTED AS AN INTERIM REPAIR. AS SOON AS REPAIR PARTS ARE AVAILABLE (EXPECTED OCTOBER 2007), OWNERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN TO THE DEALERS FOR INSTALLATION OF A FUSED WIRING HARNESS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 13, 2007, AND MAILING COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 19, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-888-222-2751. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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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][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
 

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