The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging owners of certain Ford, Lincoln and Mercury SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, and cars to take their vehicles to a local dealership for a corrective repair. According to a NHTSA press release, these vehicles contain a defective cruise control switch that could lead to a fire at any time, even while the vehicle is turned-off or unattended.
NHTSA is concerned that many owners have yet to respond to multiple safety defect recall notifications from Ford, including Chicagoland consumers. Of the 12 million vehicles involved in the recall, nearly five million have not yet been brought to Ford for repair. Consumers with questions should contact their local Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealer, or call 888-222-2751. Additional information is available at www.ford.com.