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Old 11-14-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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ford recall redux

About 20 months ago our Ford Exploder caught fire. I suspected the cruise control speed disconnect switch had failed, even though it was an "orange cap", not the "black cap" switches covered under the original "it can catch fire at any time" recall. Lo and behold, yesterday I received notice from Ford that my Explorer might catch fire, don't park it in your garage or near your house and get it fixed. the ford recall is 09S09, NHTSA file is 09V399000. After a few chuckles I went on the NHTSA website and lo and behold the F250SD sitting in my garage IS ALSO BEING RECALLED!!!. And I have not been notified.....no sweat, I disconnected that switch the day our Exploder burned up. I highly recommend any F250, 350, etc owners 1999-2003 recheck the NHTSA website as this is a new recall for rigs not covered under the previous one. contact the FoMoCo recall folks @1-888-222-2751[ATTACH]90907

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Old 11-14-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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bummer wa'

thanks for the heads UP.

link to the most recent notification...

click RIGHT here....

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Old 11-14-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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They keep adding more and more cars to the recall list. I disconnected my cruise control years ago.
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:03 PM   #4
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The numbers you posted do not seam to show up on the NHTSA web page. Do you have a complete link to the file?
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:27 PM   #5
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I had my '02 Ford F350 done even before I got the notice. The minute I saw the NHTSA on a Ford blog I scheduled the appointment. They did the work in about 20 minutes. Hopefully correctly. The recall is for a large variety of Ford vehicles.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the list 2air
I have not gotten a letter from Ford yet on the 01 . I did however get a letter on the 94 and have unhook the plug from the switch till I can get pads and rotors on it so I can take it in.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:33 PM   #7
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Thanks for the heads up. Mines on the list, cruise control has been disconnected for years. May as well get it fixed.
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:31 PM   #8
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I got my letter yesterday. My F350 is a 1994 so this recall goes back quite a ways..
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:39 AM   #9
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Is there any way to tell if the fix has been done on my truck ? I bought it used and called the dealer with my VIN to check and all they could tell me was my VIN showed no work was needed at this time (concerning recall).

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I used to work at a Ford dealer. This is the most blundered half-a**ed recall ever. The "fix" is to put a harness with a 2 amp fuse on the switch. This does remove the risk of fire. It does not fix the leaking switch.

The whole issue started with the cruise control disconnect switch (SCDS) leaking brake fluid into the electrical connector. The electrical current path going to that connector was designed with no fuse in the circuit. Thats why the recall harness has a fuse in it.

So you go get the recall done, you get the fancy harness, but you still have the old switch, just waiting to leak all of your brake fluid out of the reservoir, sending you crashing into a school bus full of children.

After which your Ford will still probbably catch on fire just for good measure.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:52 PM   #11
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Having retired from a major auto insurance company I can say this problem has been going on for a very long time. The real bad situation is if you park the vehicle in a garage or car port. I have a friend who woke up in the middle of the night with there home ablaze. The barely got out alive. They are having a difficult time getting their insurance to pay the claim and she is an "Investigator" for the company. There claim has been going on for several years.
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it is useful to bump this RECALL notice for folks...

so that they are aware and can CHECK for inclusion.

recall detals HERE

but once the content only tangentially relates to the specifics...

it's not as useful, but MIGHT B more interesting....

anyway for those who'd like to READ more about the issue posted on these forums...

try these threads with pictures, horror stories and debates...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...all-17027.html

or here (note differences in the lettering)

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...all-34811.html

it appears we're on a 2 year cycle (odd years only) for new threads and expanded vehicle inclusions...

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Lo and behold, yesterday I received notice from Ford that my Explorer might catch fire, don't park it in your garage or near your house and get it fixed.

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Just out of spite, I would find your Explorer, tow it to the local Ford dealer early in the moring, before they open, drop it right in front of the service drive, then come back just after they open the service drive doors and loudly proclaim "I'M HERE FOR THE RECALL!!!"

Then go home with the burned out shell still sitting there.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:10 AM   #14
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Got letters on my 96 PSD and for a 97 F150 that has gone on to the big junkyard in the sky. Considering that the PSD hasn't moved much since March I am not too worried about it, but will get it taken care of the next time I go in for service...whenever that is.

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