Ford Recall Timeline Beginning on May 13, 1999, Ford started recalling several of its vehicles due to concerns over faulty cruise control switches. When they first identified the problem dealerships where just disconnecting the switch and tying back the harness. Also, be sure to preserve the physical evidence of the fire so that your claim can be established. Replacing the cruise control brake switch is very simple once you have the right tools and know the precise location of the device. Unfortunately, many Ford owners have failed to bring their vehicles into dealerships for repairs. For a breakdown of the fees and expenses associated with the verdicts and settlements listed on our site, please visit our page. If you have the old Cruise Control Deactivation Switch, it's possible that brake fluid can leak and then catch on fire.
Never the less, I enjoyed testing it the way you showed me. Defective cruise control switches were prone to catching fire. Reaching out to friends and family by word of mouth or social media will help get the millions of unsafe vehicles repaired, preventing further damage. Having multiple deactivating devices is mandatory for vehicles sold in the United States as it's an important safety feature. On many vehicles the dashboard has a cover or panel keeping all wires and sensors contained and free from the brake and throttle pedals. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. Tell a friend about this page using the social buttons or add to your favorites.
Tinker with the computer To remember your settings and your preferences, cruise controls use a computer to record each event. The best way to complete this test drive is to plan your route first. The updated cruise switch was less likely to leak down the road, making for a more reliable repair than just installing the wire harness. Make sure you have the correct switch Cruise control switches are electronic devices which have a specific set of wiring. Even with the updated announcement, several million vehicles still haven't reported in for the free repairs, despite notification. In August 2007 Ford recalled 3. I think i am in the right forum, i have a 98 explorer xlt 4.
Additionally, there is always a hand-operated button that deactivates the cruise control on the steering wheel or turn signal arm. Advertisements on this site are placed and controlled by outside advertising networks. Make sure to plug in a diagnostic scanner if you have one and reset any error codes. If not, see if there's something wrong with the controls on the cruise control. The contents of this site may not be republished, reprinted, rewritten or recirculated without written permission.
In both cases, the suspect switch was made by Texas Instruments. Over time, each application of the brakes puts vacuum pressure on a seal in the switch. I also called ford to get an estimate and was told they can't quote they have to look at it first. See the for more information. He also said the paper work took longer than the job itself.
Corrosion can cause a short and keep the cruise control from working, but in some cases it can lead to a higher flow of current that can overheat and cause a fire at the switch. There is also a fused jumper available, though this should only be used on vehicles that do not have leaking or damaged switches. My wife has the camera and is out shopping right now, but when she gets home I will see if I can better document the process. The expanded recall involving most of our Explorers came out back in August. Ford agreed to recall 263,000 1992-93 Lincoln Town Cars built from November 4, 1991, through November 30, 1992, and the 1992-93 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis built from February 5, 1992, through November 30, 1992. This switch is a good addition for people who don't always use cruise control.
You can head back there to see additional articles about common problems with several different models including. She then placed the vehicle in reverse and heard a loud clunking noise. The switch is located under the hood of the vehicle and is attached to the brake master cylinder on one end and wired to the cruise control on the other. You can look online too. She then noticed that all of the radiator fluid leaked out. This began happening at about 15,000 miles.
There had been no failure to date. Even though we have private options, provincial insurance companies still dominate base insurance in most provinces. If any additional information regarding this matter should become available in the future, please let us know. The current and failure mileages were 63,000. The 2 back seats fold down. Here is a page I wrote about.