Even after recalling 10 million vehicles
over the past few years, Ford
just can't seem to shake the cruise control blues. There have been 130 reports of fires in 1998-2003 Ford Windstars
, both during use and while parked, and the NHTSA
is looking into the matter to determine if a recall is needed. The fires may be due to the Windstar's
cruise control system, but Ford says this unit is different from the system that caused the 10 million-unit recall because it isn't powered at all times, and it doesn't pose a risk. If the Windstars are recalled, over 1.7 million minivans
will be affected.