NHTSA Alert: More Than 5 Million Cars and Trucks Still on the Road with Dangerous Cruise Control Switch Defects
According to a National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration release dated February 28th, 2008, owners of Mercury, Lincoln, and Ford vehicles are potentially at risk for faulty cruise control switches. The survey numbers suggest that the number of defective vehicles may approach 10 million. Although half of these vehicles have already been recalled/fixed as of this writing, as many as 5 million defective vehicles may be out there on the road.
These autos/trucks may be at a significantly heightened risk for fire danger. Fires can start regardless of whether the cruise control system is in use, or even whether the key is in the ignition. Indeed, some blazes have started "spontaneously" while vehicles were parked and turned off.
Affected makes and models include: the Ford Grand Victoria (1992-1998 models), the Lincoln Blackwood (2002-2003 models), the Lincoln Navigator (1998-2002 models), and the Ford Excursion Super Duty F-250 to F-550 models from 2003. If you own a Bronco, Ford Ranger, Ford Taurus, Mercury Mountaineer, Mercury Grand Marquis, or Ford F-53 Motorhome, contact your dealership or NHTSA for more information regarding whether or not you may be at risk.
If you or a family member has been injured due to faulty cruise control switch or other maintenance issue, you may be entitled to compensation under the law. To make your best case, you need a legal representative to who has talent, experience, and strategic vision. Contact the law offices of Howard D. Silver today at (855) 341-2611 to learn more about your options from an experienced California lemon law attorney. Our time-tested attorneys will provide a free, no-obligation consultation. We're happy to provide references and testimonials upon request.