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Old 01-04-2006, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Clark
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Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

A couple of months ago, I called the dealer about the final fix for the 2000
model F-150 cruise control switch. He stated a fix was not out yet for the
150 and I would be notified. It has been a long time, has anyone heard
anything or had the final fix completed? Or has Ford just dropped it?

Thanks,
Clark


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Old 01-04-2006, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

I'm located in Trenton, Ontario, Canada and I just got a card in my mail
yesterday from Ford Canada that says,
"In October 2005, we mailed you a letter announcing Safety Recall 05S28 (Speed
Control System Modification). At that time, the service part was not yet
available to complete the recall. Beginning late January, 2006, your dealer will
be able to order the service part for your vehicle. We urge you to contact your
dealer in late January to schedule an appointment to have the new service part
installed."
So, you should be getting something very similar in the mail very soon.

Cheers,
Lawrence


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Old 01-05-2006, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
IYM
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Re: Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

I also got a card from Ford last month (L.I., Nu Yawk) that stated along the
lines that the repair part that was supposed to be available to the dealer
by November was unfortunately not going to be available until March 06, and
that if I haven't had my cruise control disconnected yet, I should visit a
dealer ASAP and have it done.

I don't know about anyone else, but I did have the disconnect done. I
cannot afford taking time off work for two separate trips to the dealer. I
check the master cylinder once a month to make sure it's not dripping any
fluid on the wires, and it's clean and as dry as a bone. It's been fine for
7 years, so I think it'll be fine for a few more months. Maybe I'm wrong,
but I don't panic at recalls....

Scott

"Lawrence" <lmcclaf@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:43BC5A11.B7B0A98@sympatico.ca...
> I'm located in Trenton, Ontario, Canada and I just got a card in my mail
> yesterday from Ford Canada that says,
> "In October 2005, we mailed you a letter announcing Safety Recall 05S28

(Speed
> Control System Modification). At that time, the service part was not yet
> available to complete the recall. Beginning late January, 2006, your

dealer will
> be able to order the service part for your vehicle. We urge you to contact

your
> dealer in late January to schedule an appointment to have the new service

part
> installed."
> So, you should be getting something very similar in the mail very soon.
>
> Cheers,
> Lawrence
>
>



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Old 01-05-2006, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

I meant that I did NOT have the disconnect done...Sorry...

Scott


"IYM" <sunrisr@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:dpj578$hmu@dispatch.concentric.net...
> I also got a card from Ford last month (L.I., Nu Yawk) that stated along

the
> lines that the repair part that was supposed to be available to the dealer
> by November was unfortunately not going to be available until March 06,

and
> that if I haven't had my cruise control disconnected yet, I should visit a
> dealer ASAP and have it done.
>
> I don't know about anyone else, but I did have the disconnect done. I
> cannot afford taking time off work for two separate trips to the dealer.

I
> check the master cylinder once a month to make sure it's not dripping any
> fluid on the wires, and it's clean and as dry as a bone. It's been fine

for
> 7 years, so I think it'll be fine for a few more months. Maybe I'm wrong,
> but I don't panic at recalls....
>
> Scott
>
> "Lawrence" <lmcclaf@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:43BC5A11.B7B0A98@sympatico.ca...
> > I'm located in Trenton, Ontario, Canada and I just got a card in my mail
> > yesterday from Ford Canada that says,
> > "In October 2005, we mailed you a letter announcing Safety Recall 05S28

> (Speed
> > Control System Modification). At that time, the service part was not yet
> > available to complete the recall. Beginning late January, 2006, your

> dealer will
> > be able to order the service part for your vehicle. We urge you to

contact
> your
> > dealer in late January to schedule an appointment to have the new

service
> part
> > installed."
> > So, you should be getting something very similar in the mail very soon.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Lawrence
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 01-05-2006, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
Clark
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Re: Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

Thanks for the responses, I have received nothing except a "come see us for
service" solicitation, so I know they still have my address ;).

I am really surprised Ford hasn't redesigned the switch to move off the
master cylinder to perhaps the brake light switch or something that will not
start fires.

If the fires are being started by fluid getting on the wires, which are
above the cylinder, I am fine also. I just assumed the switch itself was
getting hot and creating the fires, maybe I misunderstood. I guess one
large thing to think about would be, that IF the thing caught fire, I
suppose insurance might not pay since a notification had been made. So I
have mine disconnected--easy to do.

Clark

"IYM" <sunrisr@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:dpj898$hmp@dispatch.concentric.net...
>I meant that I did NOT have the disconnect done...Sorry...
>
> Scott
>
>
> "IYM" <sunrisr@optonline.net> wrote in message
> news:dpj578$hmu@dispatch.concentric.net...
>> I also got a card from Ford last month (L.I., Nu Yawk) that stated along

> the
>> lines that the repair part that was supposed to be available to the
>> dealer
>> by November was unfortunately not going to be available until March 06,

> and
>> that if I haven't had my cruise control disconnected yet, I should visit
>> a
>> dealer ASAP and have it done.
>>
>> I don't know about anyone else, but I did have the disconnect done. I
>> cannot afford taking time off work for two separate trips to the dealer.

> I
>> check the master cylinder once a month to make sure it's not dripping any
>> fluid on the wires, and it's clean and as dry as a bone. It's been fine

> for
>> 7 years, so I think it'll be fine for a few more months. Maybe I'm
>> wrong,
>> but I don't panic at recalls....
>>
>> Scott
>>
>> "Lawrence" <lmcclaf@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>> news:43BC5A11.B7B0A98@sympatico.ca...
>> > I'm located in Trenton, Ontario, Canada and I just got a card in my
>> > mail
>> > yesterday from Ford Canada that says,
>> > "In October 2005, we mailed you a letter announcing Safety Recall 05S28

>> (Speed
>> > Control System Modification). At that time, the service part was not
>> > yet
>> > available to complete the recall. Beginning late January, 2006, your

>> dealer will
>> > be able to order the service part for your vehicle. We urge you to

> contact
>> your
>> > dealer in late January to schedule an appointment to have the new

> service
>> part
>> > installed."
>> > So, you should be getting something very similar in the mail very soon.
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Lawrence
>> >
>> >

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 01-05-2006, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
Martin Rogoff
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Re: Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

On Thu, 05 Jan 2006 16:04:42 GMT, "Clark" <who@whoknows.com> wrote:

>Thanks for the responses, I have received nothing except a "come see us for
>service" solicitation, so I know they still have my address ;).
>
>I am really surprised Ford hasn't redesigned the switch to move off the
>master cylinder to perhaps the brake light switch or something that will not
>start fires.
>
>If the fires are being started by fluid getting on the wires, which are
>above the cylinder, I am fine also. I just assumed the switch itself was
>getting hot and creating the fires, maybe I misunderstood. I guess one
>large thing to think about would be, that IF the thing caught fire, I
>suppose insurance might not pay since a notification had been made. So I
>have mine disconnected--easy to do.
>
>Clark
>


The information reported on the news was that the leak was internal to
the switch. When the internal part of the switch allows fluid to
contact the electrical part of the switch the possibility of fire
exists. That is how disconnecting the power source from the switch
prevents the fire danger. The leak is not visible and has nothing to
do with fluid getting on the wires.
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Old 01-05-2006, 13:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

I guess I read it too quick few months back. Now I'm confused. Can
somebody post a link that has the info? What fluid is internal to the
switch? I thought I read it was brake fluid that dripped or leaked and
found it's way into the switch. Guess I'm wrong, so I'd like to be
informed.

Thanks,
Scott

"Martin Rogoff" <mrogoff@cesmail.net> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 05 Jan 2006 16:04:42 GMT, "Clark" <who@whoknows.com> wrote:
>
> >Thanks for the responses, I have received nothing except a "come see us

for
> >service" solicitation, so I know they still have my address ;).
> >
> >I am really surprised Ford hasn't redesigned the switch to move off the
> >master cylinder to perhaps the brake light switch or something that will

not
> >start fires.
> >
> >If the fires are being started by fluid getting on the wires, which are
> >above the cylinder, I am fine also. I just assumed the switch itself was
> >getting hot and creating the fires, maybe I misunderstood. I guess one
> >large thing to think about would be, that IF the thing caught fire, I
> >suppose insurance might not pay since a notification had been made. So

I
> >have mine disconnected--easy to do.
> >
> >Clark
> >

>
> The information reported on the news was that the leak was internal to
> the switch. When the internal part of the switch allows fluid to
> contact the electrical part of the switch the possibility of fire
> exists. That is how disconnecting the power source from the switch
> prevents the fire danger. The leak is not visible and has nothing to
> do with fluid getting on the wires.



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Old 01-05-2006, 15:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

On 05 Jan 2006 15:42:38 EST, "IYM" <sunrisr@optonline.net> wrote:

>I guess I read it too quick few months back. Now I'm confused. Can
>somebody post a link that has the info? What fluid is internal to the
>switch? I thought I read it was brake fluid that dripped or leaked and
>found it's way into the switch. Guess I'm wrong, so I'd like to be
>informed.
>
>Thanks,
>Scott
>


I grabbed this from
http://www.woodalls.com/cforum/Index...d/15725894.cfm.

FROM THE CNN ARTICLE:

"The $20.57 switch shuts off the cruise control when the driver firmly
steps on the brakes. The switch is located under the hood of the
vehicle and is attached to the brake master cylinder on one end and
wired to the cruise control on the other.

"On most of its models, Ford designed the switch to be powered -- or
"hot" -- at all times, even when the vehicle is off and the key is
removed from the ignition.

"Inside the switch, a thin film barrier separates brake fluid from the
switch's electrical components. Investigators say fires can occur when
the film cracks and brake fluid from the master cylinder seeps into
the electrical side of the switch."

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Old 01-05-2006, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
Lawrence
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Re: Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

As well as that, I am curious about the fix. The Ford web site has the
mini-movie showing the fix involves placing a fused wire between at switch and
the wire harness. The dealer says it is a whole new switch that gets installed.
I figure I'll find out for sure when mine gets fixed hopefully the end of this
month.

Cheers,
Lawrence

IYM wrote:

> I guess I read it too quick few months back. Now I'm confused. Can
> somebody post a link that has the info? What fluid is internal to the
> switch? I thought I read it was brake fluid that dripped or leaked and
> found it's way into the switch. Guess I'm wrong, so I'd like to be
> informed.
>
> Thanks,
> Scott
>


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Old 01-05-2006, 18:01   #10 (permalink)
R&B
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Re: Anything new of Cruise Control recall fix?

2002 FX4 - Went to the dealer for an oil change. They disconnected the
cruise control, and told me the fix would arrive in February. Probably need
another oil change buy then, so they can fix it at the same time.
Ron

"Clark" <who@whoknows.com> wrote in message
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>A couple of months ago, I called the dealer about the final fix for the
>2000 model F-150 cruise control switch. He stated a fix was not out yet
>for the 150 and I would be notified. It has been a long time, has anyone
>heard anything or had the final fix completed? Or has Ford just dropped
>it?
>
> Thanks,
> Clark
>



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