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Friday, February 29, 2008

NHTSA Warns Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Owners of Fire Hazards Involving Faulty Cruise Control Switches in Recalled Vehicles That Have Not Been Repaired

WASHINGTON - Federal safety regulators on Thursday urged Ford Motor Co. vehicle owners who haven't responded to an earlier recall to return about 4.6 million cars and trucks to fix a cruise-control switch that can overheat and cause a fire.

Owners have returned only about 5 million of 9.6 million vehicles recalled from model year 1992 to 2004, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The remaining owners risked a "fire at any time" even when the vehicle is parked and unattended, the agency said.

No injuries: Ford hasn't received any reports of accidents or injuries related to the recall, spokesman Wes Sherwood said.

He declined to say what the recall would cost the automaker.

A complete list of the models involved can be found at .


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