U.S. nudges Ford owners to get recalled vehicles fixed

By Associated Press
Posted Oct. 21, 2010 at 4:25 p.m.

The U.S. government is urging owners of recalled Ford Motor Co. vehicles linked to engine fires to  get them fixed.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says about 17.5 million Ford vehicles have been  recalled since 1999 over faulty cruise control switches. The switches can overheat and lead to a fire.

The government says only about 40 percent of the vehicles covered by the recall have been repaired. Typically, 70 percent of recalled vehicles get fixed in 18 months.

Ford’s recalls have covered several vehicle models, including the popular F-Series truck from the 1993-2003 model year, the 1995-2002 Explorer and the 1995-2003 Windstar van.

The government issued a similar consumer advisory in February 2008.

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One comment:

  1. Rance St. Ambrose, IV Oct. 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Ford, the only moth with guts and brains enough to stay away from the communist run government help con.
    Ford is going up, up, up! Was $3.37 a share in January of 2009. Closed at $13.81 today, October 21, 2010.
    It will shoot up like a NASA rocket when GM and Chrysler go into Chapter 7, and become only a quaint memory.