NHTSA are warning owners of 5 million recalled Ford Motor Co. vehicles to go to dealerships to repair a cruise-control switch system that has been linked to engine fires.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued a second consumer advisory to owners of certain unrepaired Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles that have not responded to previous recalls.
NHTSA said about 12 million vehicles have been part of the recall and nearly 5 million still have not been fixed. The recalls have affected Ford’s popular F-Series pickup trucks and led to hundreds of complaints and dozens of lawsuits over engine fires.
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