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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-27-2005 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Ford recalls almost 800k trucks, SUVs

January 27, 2005 14:37:22 (ET)


SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Ford Motor said Thursday it will recall about 792,000 SUVs and trucks, including the Ford F-150, the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

Other vehicles covered in the recall include 2000 model year Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators, as well as 2001 F-Series Supercrew trucks made during the same time.

The No. 2 U.S. automaker said the speed control switch in these four-to-five year old models could cause fires under the hood.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an investigation into these vehicle two months ago after 36 reports of fires, without injuries.

"We recognize this may be an inconvenience, but we believe this preventive action is in the best interest of our customers' safety," the company said.

Until Ford can acquire enough replacement speed control switches, the company said it will deactivate the switches currently in the vehicles to eliminate the risk of fires.

Ford will notify owners of these vehicles by mail beginning in February.

Shares of Ford Motor (F, Trade) fell 16 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $13.19 in recent trading.


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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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Fastymz
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posted 01-27-2005 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doesn't do much for insuring I made the right choice.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-28-2005 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look at it this way:

a. 36 failures out of millions and millions of trucks built isn't all that bad.

b. If they were GM or Dodge, they wouldn't be recalling, they'd be denying.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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68 S-code GT
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posted 02-01-2005 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to look into this because my 99 was built in July. Since it might have been one of the last trucks made it might have the newer part in it but then again I might luck out and they had plenty of the 99 parts left.

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