The government is asking owners of five million recalled Ford vehicles to bring their automobile to a local dealership to have a cruise control switch system repaired since the problem is tied to engine fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said about twelve million automobiles were affected and five million have still not been fixed. The organization issued a second advisory to owners of particular Ford, Lincoln and Mercury SUVs, pickup trucks, passenger cars and vans who did not respond to the first recalls.
Ford’s popular F-series pickup trucks were affected by the recall with several owners complaining and filing lawsuits in regards to engine fires. As part of the recall, dealers have installed a fused wiring harness into the speed control electrical system. The government said replacement parts are also available. Owners can take their vehicle to a dealer to have the cruise control deactivated until the parts arrive. For a complete list of the models affected in the recall, please visit http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/.