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Ford Recalls 4.5 Million Vehicles

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Ford Motor Company has recalled 4.5 million vehicles equipped with the Texas Instruments
Speed Control Deactivation Switch (SCDS). The SCDS may leak internally and then overheat,
smoke or burn, which could cause a vehicle fire. Ford will notify owners and dealers will
install a fused wiring harness for the SCDS. Dealers will also inspect the ABS control
connector and repair as necessary. Repairs completed will be free of charge. The recall is
expected to officially begin on or around October 26. Affected
vehicles include:

  • 1992-2003 Econoline
  • 2000-2003 Excursion
  • 1993-1997, 1999-2003 F Super Duty
  • 2004 Ford F53
  • 1995-1997, 2001-2003 Ranger
  • 1995-2003 Windstar
  • 1995-2002 Mercury Mountaineer

Owners may contact Ford at (888) 222-2751. They can also contact the National Highway
Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236, or by
logging on to www.safercar.gov.

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