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Ford Recalls 3.8 Million Vehicles for Fire Hazard

September 8, 2005-- Posted at 2:35 PM CDT

Ford is recalling 3.8 million pickup trucks and SUVs that may contain a faulty cruise-control switch, CNN reported Wednesday. The switch could cause an engine fire, even when the vehicle is parked and the engine off, the network said.

Affected models include 1994-2002 F-150 pickups, Ford Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators, and Ford Broncos.

Ford has already recalled more than 1 million vehicles from the model year 2000 to replace cruise-control switches, CNN said.

In March, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an investigation into more than 600 complaints of spontaneous fires involving these vehicles, the network said.

Ford said it would notify affected customers by mail. Until sufficient parts become available, the company said, it advises owners to have the switches de-activated by the nearest Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership, CNN reported.

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