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Old 06-28-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
lilimcgilly
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1994 ford explorer FIRE in the power mirror control switch

Had a door fire today. Came from my mirror control switch in the front
door. Had my kids in the car. Got lucky and got out before the fire
jumped. Luckily have only a burned out front door. Read that there was a
recall from Ford about this condition on this model. Does anybody know if
I can hold Ford responsible that they pay for my frontdoor? Thanks.

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Old 06-28-2005, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1994 ford explorer FIRE in the power mirror control switch

I haven't heard of any recalls on this condition but you can PM me with your
VIN and I'll run OASIS to be sure....

The car is 11 years old... surely to God the manufacturer can't be held
responsible for any "unauthorized" modifications or repairs....

I had a 12 year old Black and Decker toaster oven go up in flames.... coulda
took out my whole house. It was a 12 year old toaster... I dealt with it.


"lilimcgilly" <kwolfinger@nospam.juno.com> wrote in message
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> Had a door fire today. Came from my mirror control switch in the front
> door. Had my kids in the car. Got lucky and got out before the fire
> jumped. Luckily have only a burned out front door. Read that there was a
> recall from Ford about this condition on this model. Does anybody know if
> I can hold Ford responsible that they pay for my frontdoor? Thanks.
>



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Old 06-29-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1994 ford explorer FIRE in the power mirror control switch

97S70 MAY 97 Recall - Power Mirror Switch Jumper Harness ?

Ed

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Old 06-29-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Ed White" <ce.white3@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> 97S70 MAY 97 Recall - Power Mirror Switch Jumper Harness ?
>
> Ed
>

Sounds like maybe I can get my power mirrors working again now :-) They
haven't worked since the last muddy season.


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Old 06-30-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1994 ford explorer FIRE in the power mirror control switch

I don't know Jim.

I wouldn't buy anything that said 'after x years, this product may catch
fire'.

"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
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I haven't heard of any recalls on this condition but you can PM me with your
VIN and I'll run OASIS to be sure....

The car is 11 years old... surely to God the manufacturer can't be held
responsible for any "unauthorized" modifications or repairs....

I had a 12 year old Black and Decker toaster oven go up in flames.... coulda
took out my whole house. It was a 12 year old toaster... I dealt with it.


"lilimcgilly" <kwolfinger@nospam.juno.com> wrote in message
news:1674c26e5c9412f3c61338759a1f2355@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> Had a door fire today. Came from my mirror control switch in the front
> door. Had my kids in the car. Got lucky and got out before the fire
> jumped. Luckily have only a burned out front door. Read that there was a
> recall from Ford about this condition on this model. Does anybody know if
> I can hold Ford responsible that they pay for my frontdoor? Thanks.
>




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Old 07-01-2005, 05:01   #6 (permalink)
Bill Funk
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Re: 1994 ford explorer FIRE in the power mirror control switch

On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 16:55:33 -0500, "stevie" <sf@dum.org> wrote:

>I don't know Jim.
>
>I wouldn't buy anything that said 'after x years, this product may catch
>fire'.


Being realistic, there are few modern products that use fuel of any
sort (including electricity) that such a sticker would not be
appropriate.
Things break. That's reality.

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Bill Funk
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Old 07-02-2005, 01:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 1994 ford explorer FIRE in the power mirror control switch

Thanks for all your replies. The recall number is 97V083000 and I got it
from the nhtsa webpage. I called Ford and they give me the expected
runaround. Does anybody has a clue what I can do? They can be happy that
nobody got killed and I got my kids out in time.

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Old 07-02-2005, 01:01   #8 (permalink)
Hairy
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"lilimcgilly" <kwolfinger@nospam.juno.com> wrote in message
news:a125c4685f52ab31dc79fab1c66606f9@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> Thanks for all your replies. The recall number is 97V083000 and I got it
> from the nhtsa webpage. I called Ford and they give me the expected
> runaround. Does anybody has a clue what I can do?


Sure. Go to a salvage yard and get a replacement door w/internals . Have a
body shop replace it for you, if you can't do it.
H


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