Recall: 2000 Expedition: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]81598[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
Make: FORD
Model: EXPEDITION
Model Year: 2000
MFG Campaign #: 05S28

Description: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Begin Date of MFG: 12/29/1999
End Date of MFG: 8/7/2000
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 738,490
Date owner notified by MFG: 2/8/2005

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

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

Consequence Summary: THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO A FIRE. FIRES HAVE OCCURRED WHILE THE VEHICLES WERE PARKED WITH THE IGNITION 'OFF.'

Corrective Summary: AS AN INTERIM REPAIR, OWNERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR VEHICLES TO THEIR DEALERS TO HAVE THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH DISCONNECTED. AS SOON AS REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE AVAILABLE (EARLY APRIL 2005), OWNERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN TO THE DEALERS FOR INSTALLATION OF A NEW SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. (NOTE: ALSO SEE RECALLS 05V388 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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