NHTSA urges owners of 8.4 million Ford vehicles to get them fixed

2003 Ford Windstar

Despite the largest U.S. auto safety recall in history, approximately 8.4 million Ford vehicles remain on the road that pose serious potential safety hazards to their drivers. Ford had recalled 14 million vehicles between 1999 and 2009 for leaky cruise-control switches which could potentially leak fluid into the ABS systems on those vehicles.

“If not repaired, the vehicles can catch fire, even if they are turned off, parked and unattended,” an NHTSA statement said. A spokesman for the agency said that 60% of the vehicles covered by the recall have yet to be brought in for repair.

A number of Ford”s models were involved in this recall. Among them are the 1992-2003 E series, 1993-2003 F series, 1995-2003 Windstar, 1995-2002 Explorer, and 1995-2003 Ranger. Owners of the above vehicles can check recall and repair status by entering their vehicles VIN at ford.com/owner-services/customer-support/recall-information.

– By: Stephen Calogera

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