On February 1, 2008, Ford recalled nearly 225,000 vehicles that underwent wiring harness repair. Ford will use factors such as the collision and the owner leaving the tow yard to deflect the blame away from the switch. Once removed, there should be enough room to locate the controller on the back side of the radio facelplate, … and secure it with the torx screw. He also said the paper work took longer than the job itself. The contact was unaware if the warning indicators were illuminated on the instrument panel.
Since this has been an ongoing issue and seems to resolve on its own, I continue to try it occasionally. A vehicle fire could occur with or without the engine running. I have looked down at the speedometer several times to find myself going well beyond 85mph - after setting the cruise control at 60. What a joke, that's was the first thing I checked for and they weren't in the way. Tell me, what seminar did you attend where they taught you that an investigator's job is to prove someone's guilt? Any user in the moderation process may be required to review and agree to by email the terms and conditions listed above before their account is re-instated except for those that are banned.
Disconnect negative terminal from battery. These devices are often utilized on the highway for long-distance trips. We believe there are plenty of reasons to take a vehicle into the dealership, even if it's inconvenient. A 94 is made that wayand a 95 should be the same. The Brake Pressure Switch is just the earlier name for the Deactivation Switch - same thing. These fires started when owners parked in their garages, sometimes spreading to their homes.
You also owe Taylor an apology. Check the connections and wiring of the computer if everything seems fine, but the switch does not respond. Subsequent accounts created in an effort to side-step the rules and moderation process are subject to automatic removal without notice. After discussing with the owner he said he didn't remove the cables. The repair that I've seen consists of a small intermediate harness that connects the engine bay harness to the Deactivation Switch. Monroe load adjusters, Hunter brush guard, Warrior shackles and Gibson Cat Back on the way.
One switch is for the brake. If it was disconnected then there is a point to start. Side note: My 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis also requires the same recall to be performed- as has my fathers 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis. Expanding the recall, Ford started inspecting the afflicted vehicles to confirm the leaking pressure switch. Ford recalled 1994-2002 model year F-150 pickups, Expeditions, Navigators and Broncos in September 2006 because of engine fires linked to the cruise control switch system.
I have to disengage the cruise control for my vehicle to stop continuously speeding up. But he considers himself lucky. I can't say it's the right answer, but I'll give it a try. It truly is plug and play. My guess is that you haven't been doing fire investigations very long, you don't have much training and you have never been to deposition or court.
If you recall, they said that the problem first was because the switch was under constant power and it needed to be fused but now the recalls are in vehicles where the power is switched key on and fused so now they are adding another fuse. You can look online too. Non-responsive switch A non-responsive switch always triggers a panic attack with some motorists, but this is no reason to panic. On January 27, 2005, Ford initiated another voluntary recall affecting about 738,490 additional vehicles. It is not included in the current 'voluntary' recall of Ford vehicles due to a defective speed control deactivation switch. I'm not going to go through my credentials, but I have plenty of field experience and have testified in depositions and in court as an expert.
Ford fights these claims very aggressively and has an army of investigators and attorneys out there to defend them. Post only in a mature and responsible way that contributes to the discussion at hand. After discussing with the owner he said he didn't remove the cables. Make sure you have the correct switch Cruise control switches are electronic devices which have a specific set of wiring. It is on the driverside just in front of your master cylinder for your breaks the part that holds the break fluid.
This vehicle was actually built in 2002, so am wondering if this might be one that got missed in the recall? There is a plastic switch wired into the electrical system that detects when the brake pedal is pushed. Did a code reader and said my seed sensor was no good. Vehicle owners will have the cruise control switch, also called the speed control switch, deactivated as an interim repair. I was afraid that I would hit a car in front of me waiting at the traffic light. However, the vehicle exhibits the symptoms of the vehicles with a defective speed control switch see faq below from Ford. The reason I asked about disconnected cables it does lead to accidental fires if not connected. Fluid leaking can short out this switch and cause a fire.
The latest recall covers 16 brands of cars, sport utility vehicles and trucks from model years 1992 to 2004. This recall may affect a lot of vehicles. For a breakdown of the fees and expenses associated with the verdicts and settlements listed on our site, please visit our page. Cruise control, in most cars, is a necessity and not luxury. I think i am in the right forum, i have a 98 explorer xlt 4. See the for more information. Your post is absolutely scary and demonstrates the danger of a little bit of knowledge.