If you drive a Ford product built before 2005, do us all a favor and give your dealership a call. Ask them if your car or truck is one of the 10 million vehicles out there recalled for repair of a cruise control switch. Trust us, this is not something you want to ignore, as there have been fires, lawsuits, and deaths attributed to this issue.

Word from Washington is that federal safety officials are concerned as less than half of the recalled vehicles have been returned to dealerships for repair (come on people, we told you about this in August, 2006!). This has triggered a rare "consumer advisory" from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who are urging motorists to take action. Ford is also re-notifying owners. The NHTSA is also quick to point out that there is no need to schedule an appointment for the repair as some dealers are even providing quick drive-through services for the fix.

The long list of recalled vehicles has been included after the jump.

[Source: Automotive News, subs. req'd]

The full list of affected vehicles from the NHTSA:

  • 1993-2004 Ford F-150
  • 1993-1999 F-250 (gasoline engine)
  • 1993-1996 Ford Bronco
  • 1994-1996 Ford Econoline
  • 1997-2002 Ford Expedition
  • 1998-2002 Lincoln Navigator
  • 1998-2002 Ford Ranger
  • 1992-1998 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car
  • 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
  • 1993-1995 Ford Taurus SHO with automatic transmission
  • 1994 Mercury Capri
  • 1998-2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer
  • 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport and Explorer Sport Trac
  • 1992-1993 and 1997-2003 Ford E-150-350 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
  • 2002 Ford E-550 gasoline engine vehicles
  • 1996-2003 Ford E-450 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
  • 1994-2002 Ford F-250 through F-550 Super Duty trucks (gasoline engine)
  • 2000-2002 Ford Excursion (gasoline engine)
  • 2003 Ford F-250-F-550 Super Duty, Ford Excursion
  • 1995-2002 Ford F-53 motor home chassis
  • 2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwood