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Ford cruise control switch FAQ

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Auto Recalls
Ford Motor Company

(CNN) -- Below are details on the Ford vehicles with the cruise control deactivation switch that have been recalled and steps you can take if you are worried about your vehicle catching fire.

What should you do if your vehicle has been recalled?

Ford has recalled more than 1 million vehicles in two recalls to replace the switch. The first recall was in May 1999, affecting 279,000 Ford Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars for model years 1992 and 1993. The second, issued in January 2005, affected 792,000 vehicles, including model year 2001 F-Series SuperCrews, 2000 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators, and 2000 F-150 trucks. If you own one of these vehicles, you should contact your local dealership to disconnect and replace the cruise-control deactivation switch free of charge.

What vehicles have not been recalled?

A Ford document obtained by CNN shows the same or similar switch was installed in a total of 16 million vehicles. Those vehicles include:

  • Lincoln Mark VII/VIII from 1994-1998
  • Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable and Taurus SHO 2.3 L 1993-1995
  • Ford Econoline 1992-2003
  • Ford F-Series 1993-2003
  • Ford Windstar 1994-2003
  • Ford Explorer without IVD 1995-2003
  • Ford Explorer Sport/Sport Trac 2002-2003
  • Ford Expedition 1997-2003
  • Ford Ranger 1995-2003
  • What should I do if I'm concerned about my nonrecalled vehicle catching fire?

    If your vehicle has NOT been recalled, safety experts say you can take your vehicle to your local Ford dealership and have the cruise-control switch disconnected at your expense. At the very least, experts consulted by CNN suggest that you park your vehicle away from your house.

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