Ford Fire Defect

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:46 by admin
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating hundreds of complaints from Ford automobile owners about spontaneous fires in several models, including the F-150, Explorer and Expedition. According to a 2005 CNN report, investigators say a faulty cruise-control deactivation switch installed in millions of Ford vehicles from 1992 until 2003 may be the cause of the fires.

The switch, which shuts off the cruise control once the driver presses the brakes, is designed to be powered at all times, even when the vehicle is not running. Officials say a film inside the switch that separates brake fluid from electrical components may crack leading to fires. The device was reportedly installed in a total of 16 million vehicles. Ford stopped using the switch as of the 2004 model year.

If you have been seriously injured in a Ford automobile fire, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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