According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, there are around 8.4 million recalled Ford vehicles on the road right now that have never been serviced for a potential fire risk. The vehicles are the remainder of a 14 million-unit recall that covered 1993-2003 F-Series pickups, 1995-2003 Windstars, 1995-2002 Explorers and 1995-2003 Rangers that were built with faulty cruise control units. The units could leak onto the vehicles' anti-lock brake system and cause a fire even if the vehicle is off.
Ford says that it has done its best to notify owners of the problem multiple times and NHTSA agrees that the company's efforts have been adequate. Unfortunately, many of the current owners may have bought the recalled vehicles used and thus may not even know that there's a potential problem.

The recall is the largest in the history of the automotive industry, so it should come as no surprise that there are still some loose ends to be tied up. Owners can search to see if there are outstanding recalls on their vehicles at the NHTSA website. If that's the case, NHTSA urges owners to take their vehicle to the dealer as soon as possible.

[Source: Automotive News]

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