• Jan 31, 2008
FoMoCo sent out a directive to Ford and Lincoln/Mercury dealers today informing them that around 225,000 vehicles are being re-recalled after it was discovered that the wiring harness used during the original recall wasn't quite up to snuff. The second round of recalls involves a faulty fuse that doesn't offer enough protection if a short circuit occurs. Ford will be notifying the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the issue, but until NHTSA has all the information and dealers have the appropriate parts, Ford won't be notifying owners until the middle of next month.

The full list of vehicles* includes...
  • 1992-2003 Econoline
  • 1992-98 Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis
  • 1993 Bronco
  • 1995-97 F-series stripped chassis
  • 1993-95 Taurus SHO
  • 1992-95 Town Car
  • 1993 F series
*Only gasoline-powered models are affected.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]


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      brian
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its FORD, nuff said.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's just got to be cheaper to make them right the first or second time.
      roro
      • 6 Years Ago
      I own a Ford and its a P.O.S!!!!!!!!!!And its not even part of the recall.This is the first and last ford I'll ever buy!!!!! Long live Chevrolet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Phillip Ware-Ehlers
      • 6 Years Ago
      No, this isn't the recall on the cruise control issue. However, they still to date do not have that one resolved. Ford was supposed to have the part to fix that last year, and then I was told November 2007, and now I just called about it, and was told it will be spring now. And to bring my F150 by a dealer to have the cruise control disabled because even if I'm not using it, it can still catch on fire in my driveway just sitting there. Go Figure. I think it's time for a class action lawsuit on this one, because they obviously don't want to fix what you paid high dollars for in the first place. They want to just disable it, and hope the problem will go away.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have a 92 Town Car that is also waiting for a cruise control part since last August. Is there no recourse for the consumer, or are we just supposed to keep accepting the song and dance about "next month" until we no longer own the vehicle? We have all spent a lot of money for our vehicles and now we don't even have cruise control. I really don't think the cruise on my car is a threat...after 15 years, I think if the car was going to burn up it would have by now. But, the dealer said if I don't keep it disconnected, and anything happens, my insurance probably won't pay. Not that it matters on my car (don't have comprehensive anymore), but can't be sure that my car won't start something else close by on fire. Anyway, I think Ford is dragging it's feet on this for some reason. If their engineers aren't smart enough to fix this problem, maybe they should hire someone from another car company to work on it. I just hate being lied to, being put off, the dealers acting like I'm an annoyance, and especially being treated like I just fell off the turnip truck.
      • 6 Years Ago
      New car I invented has two wires on the motor start/stop
      and ignition.

      alfredschrader@aol.com
      Oscar
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have driven mostly Ford products all my life and I find that Fords,as most any car maintained correctly, will last just as long as any other. And you will get as good or better service.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can top you on that one. I had to have my 2000 F150 towed in when the brakes went out (It was myself and my 1 year old son in the truck). When the repairs were made they had to replace the master cylinder where the faulty cruise control switch has burned straight thru it and was leaking, they said I got it fixed just in time. Well, I took the receipt for the work done as well as the part replaced showing the hole burned through and was told (back in December) that they STILL DIDN'T have the parts to fix it and that to try back in Feb 2008. I was also told to bring back the part replaced and they would submit it for reimbursement but that I would probably not receive it due to how old the recall was. Not only was the recall still active, but now I'm hearing it's the same recall all over again. Any suggestions? I'm already out over 200.00 and the stupid thing obviously still isn't correct. This is my 3rd ford truck and the first time I have ever had any issues with ford. Thanks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have a 95 Taurus. It has 144k miles, and at about 135k miles the entire fusebox burnt out WHILE i was driving. I had the fusebox rebuilt and replaced. The entire wiring harness in the car needs to be replaced. About 6 months ago, the airbag light on the dashboard started flashing and has been flashing ever since. About a month ago, the passenger side airbag blew out when i was warming the car up. Nearly gave me a heart attack. I still have not replaced the wiring harness as it costs an arm and a leg to replace and i frankly dont trust my tech enough to do it. He will probably overcharge me for labor and replace things that dont need replacing.
      Also, about 4 months ago, the fan belt fell off the car(what a joke), and spent 240 dollars getting a new one. I got the car back and drove it for a day and the car died in a parking lot. I open the hood and there is the old fanbelt laying on top of the engine. I almost walked to the mechanic to whip him endlessly with the old fanbelt. He also claimed that the current fanbelt was worn out and needed to be replaced. Well i still have the fanbelt that was LEFT ON THE ENGINE OF MY CAR and it is brandy new, not a scrape or split or fray on it. Basically, i got screwed. I despise mechanics as they are all crooks and if I ever see the guy from shell gas station ever again i will challenge him to a fistfight on the street. so Dave from shell gas station in east greenwich, rhode island, if your reading this now, to steal a line from Tyson, I WILL EAT YOUR CHILDREN you crooked theif.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It won't cost them too much, half of these cars are in the junk yard by now.
      Bill
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's very nice to see that American manufactured vehicles are rolling in good shape at 1,000,000 miles. It indicates how great American cars have become after a period none excellence. There has been one article after another by well qualified automotive engineers and designers explaining the return of American quality vehicles.
      rood
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats cheap, takes 4 hours and have to remove the entire dash on the drivers side, including the ebrake and so on, what a joke on toyota's part, pain in the butt to replace, i own a 90 4runner and I am a tech. I hate working on my own, but love working on some one elses!
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