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Old 03-27-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
NJ Vike
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Expedition Recall????

I was just told my a relative that she had heard that there's a recall on
the Expedition. She heard that the cruise control unit can catch on fire
whether used or not and that someone's Expy caught fire and burned down the
house as the owner has the Expy parked in his attached garage.

I did a search and didn't find anything or hear from Ford. Has anyone else
heard about this?

Thanks

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Old 03-27-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
Scott and Kathy Stone
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Re: Expedition Recall????

NJ Vike wrote:

> I was just told my a relative that she had heard that there's a recall on
> the Expedition. She heard that the cruise control unit can catch on fire
> whether used or not and that someone's Expy caught fire and burned down the
> house as the owner has the Expy parked in his attached garage.
>
> I did a search and didn't find anything or hear from Ford. Has anyone else
> heard about this?
>
> Thanks
>


Yea, its real. I got my recall notice about a month ago. You need to
unplug the cruise control. The dealer will do it... watch where he does
his deed, so you know where to do it yourself.

The parts are not available until April or May for the repair, so they
are dissabling the cruises right now until the parts are in.

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Old 03-27-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Expedition Recall????

Scott,

Thanks for the clarification. I will be making an appointment tomorrow.

Oh, well :-(

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"Now Phoebe Snow direct can go
from thirty-third to Buffalo.
From Broadway bright the tubes run right
Into the Road of Anthracite"
Erie - Lackawanna



"Scott and Kathy Stone" <skstone@rmisp.com> wrote in message
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> NJ Vike wrote:
>
>> I was just told my a relative that she had heard that there's a recall on
>> the Expedition. She heard that the cruise control unit can catch on fire
>> whether used or not and that someone's Expy caught fire and burned down
>> the house as the owner has the Expy parked in his attached garage.
>>
>> I did a search and didn't find anything or hear from Ford. Has anyone
>> else heard about this?
>>
>> Thanks
>>

>
> Yea, its real. I got my recall notice about a month ago. You need to
> unplug the cruise control. The dealer will do it... watch where he does
> his deed, so you know where to do it yourself.
>
> The parts are not available until April or May for the repair, so they are
> dissabling the cruises right now until the parts are in.
>
> --
> Scott
>
> We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
> Benjamin Franklin



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Old 03-27-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Expedition Recall????

NJ Vike wrote:

> Scott,
>
> Thanks for the clarification. I will be making an appointment tomorrow.
>
> Oh, well :-(
>


I still have to use my Expy to travel occasionally. So I looked over
the shoulder of the mechanic that pulled the plug (amazing, it is right
out in the open, as if they knew this would have to be done!) and I plug
it in when I travel, and unplug it at night and when I am just using it
in town.

Not that I recommend it.

:-)

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Old 03-27-2005, 23:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Expedition Recall????

http://www.vehicle-injuries.com/ford-fire.htm


"NJ Vike" <ErieLackawanna@Scranton.com> wrote in message
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> I was just told my a relative that she had heard that there's a recall on
> the Expedition. She heard that the cruise control unit can catch on fire
> whether used or not and that someone's Expy caught fire and burned down

the
> house as the owner has the Expy parked in his attached garage.
>
> I did a search and didn't find anything or hear from Ford. Has anyone else
> heard about this?
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> "Now Phoebe Snow direct can go
> from thirty-third to Buffalo.
> From Broadway bright the tubes run right
> Into the Road of Anthracite"
> Erie - Lackawanna
>
>
>
>



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Old 03-28-2005, 06:01   #6 (permalink)
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NJ Vike wrote:
>
> I was just told my a relative that she had heard that there's a recall on
> the Expedition. She heard that the cruise control unit can catch on fire
> whether used or not and that someone's Expy caught fire and burned down the
> house as the owner has the Expy parked in his attached garage.
>
> I did a search and didn't find anything or hear from Ford. Has anyone else
> heard about this?



Not all models are affected. At the moment, Ford is only
recalling 2000 model year Expeditions. That is subject to
change, sinc ehte same system was employed from 1997 through
2002. See
http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosins...tos-126582.htm
..

Ed
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:01   #7 (permalink)
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Just_Steve wrote:
>
> http://www.vehicle-injuries.com/ford-fire.htm



Gotta love the sleazy attorneys. They never miss an
opportunity to encourage lawsuits.

I browsed through these shark's pages and see that they
aren't missing any opportunities. They even are encouraging
my fellow Vue owners to sue GM over the Vue rear suspensions
(they were recalled after a NHTSA test) despite the fact
there is no history of problems in the "real" world.

Ed
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Expedition Recall????

Anyone know if my 2001 Lincoln Navigator is effected by this recall?
Thanks,
Joe

C. E. White wrote:
> Just_Steve wrote:
> >
> > http://www.vehicle-injuries.com/ford-fire.htm

>
>
> Gotta love the sleazy attorneys. They never miss an
> opportunity to encourage lawsuits.
>
> I browsed through these shark's pages and see that they
> aren't missing any opportunities. They even are encouraging
> my fellow Vue owners to sue GM over the Vue rear suspensions
> (they were recalled after a NHTSA test) despite the fact
> there is no history of problems in the "real" world.
>
> Ed


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Old 03-28-2005, 11:01   #9 (permalink)
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Joe wrote:
>
> Anyone know if my 2001 Lincoln Navigator is effected by this recall?
> Thanks,
> Joe


No, but I suspect Ford will eventually recall all
Expeditions and Navigators built before 2003. The cruise
control systems are the same. Ford is hoping (wishing) that
the problem can be blamed on a bad supply of switches.
However, now that the sharks lawyers are smelling blood,
they will try to blame any fire, or even unrelated accidents
on the cruise control switch. Ford would be better off
recalling them all now instead of waiting. In today legal
enviroment, truth has little to do with justice.

Ed

>
> C. E. White wrote:
> > Just_Steve wrote:
> > >
> > > http://www.vehicle-injuries.com/ford-fire.htm

> >
> >
> > Gotta love the sleazy attorneys. They never miss an
> > opportunity to encourage lawsuits.
> >
> > I browsed through these shark's pages and see that they
> > aren't missing any opportunities. They even are encouraging
> > my fellow Vue owners to sue GM over the Vue rear suspensions
> > (they were recalled after a NHTSA test) despite the fact
> > there is no history of problems in the "real" world.
> >
> > Ed

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Old 03-28-2005, 14:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Expedition Recall????

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 14:51:16 -0700, Scott and Kathy Stone
<skstone@rmisp.com> wrote:

>NJ Vike wrote:
>
>> I was just told my a relative that she had heard that there's a recall on
>> the Expedition. She heard that the cruise control unit can catch on fire
>> whether used or not and that someone's Expy caught fire and burned down the
>> house as the owner has the Expy parked in his attached garage.
>>
>> I did a search and didn't find anything or hear from Ford. Has anyone else
>> heard about this?
>>
>> Thanks
>>

>
>Yea, its real. I got my recall notice about a month ago. You need to
>unplug the cruise control. The dealer will do it... watch where he does
>his deed, so you know where to do it yourself.
>
>The parts are not available until April or May for the repair, so they
>are dissabling the cruises right now until the parts are in.


There's a now recall that covers more model years than that one...
http://www.vehicle-injuries.com/ford...ition-fire.htm
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