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Ramhouse
01-06-2009, 02:39 AM
My truck started on fire tonight! 1997 Ford Expidition. For no reason.....I got a recall last month about a speed system recall, stating "your engine could catch fire at anytime!!". Well guess anytime means anytime. Will post pic tomorrow. :(

Carbon Dreams
01-06-2009, 02:46 AM
Not the first or the last Ford to end up in flames. Sorry to hear that you are a victim of Ford. I hope you are taken care of. Glad no one got hurt. Could have been a disaster.

sand2snow22
01-06-2009, 02:53 AM
I heard about this a long time ago. F150's and Expeditions around your year. Glad you are alright. Was it in the garage?

TMCNo1
01-06-2009, 07:43 AM
We've got 2 recall notices on our Ford Exploder, one right after purchase and the dealer disconnected it, went w/o cruise control for 5 months, then 7 years later got another and waited 9 months for Ford to make and replace a wiring harness with a fuseable link inside. We expect another recall any day on the cruise control.

JimN
01-06-2009, 08:11 AM
Ford has cheesed on their electrical systems for decades. Anyone who is familiar with their external solenoid knows this and it goes back to the '40s. My parents had an '89 Crown Vic that had a recall in about '90. SSDD (Same Shxx, Different Decade).

D3skier
01-06-2009, 10:17 AM
that sucks... I hope they give you a new vehicle to replace it...

coz
01-06-2009, 10:20 AM
We've got 2 recall notices on our Ford Exploder, one right after purchase and the dealer disconnected it, went w/o cruise control for 5 months, then 7 years later got another and waited 9 months for Ford to make and replace a wiring harness with a fuseable link inside. We expect another recall any day on the cruise control.

That's what they did with my truck when I got the recall I took it in and they unhooked it and 2 weeks later they called with the new part and it took them all of 5 minutes to put the new one in.

flipper
01-06-2009, 10:22 AM
Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll replace it with a Chevy:D

TMCNo1
01-06-2009, 10:23 AM
Ford has cheesed on their electrical systems for decades. Anyone who is familiar with their external solenoid knows this and it goes back to the '40s. My parents had an '89 Crown Vic that had a recall in about '90. SSDD (Same Shxx, Different Decade).

We've had 8 recalls on this one vehicle from the cruise control, hood secondary safety latch, windshield wiper motor fire potential, seat belt bolts, front seat base bolt replacement, front A frame bolt replacement and the list goes on and on.
Problems we found and were covered under warranty, CD player went haywire 2 months into ownership, rear hatch glass weatherstripping was installed backwards as were the side vent windows, both plastic cowl vent pieces came from the factory with torn weatherstripping against the windshield, bad antilock brake sensor on the LH side of rear axle, then there was the famous Firestone tire fiasco. I kept the Firestone tires, sold them to my nephew for $100 for his shop truck and he still has them on it with over 85,000 miles on the so-called bad tires. And yes, Ford paid for the new Michelins that only got 48,000 before they were worn out.

SkiDog
01-06-2009, 10:27 AM
Fixed Or Repaired Daily!

flipper
01-06-2009, 11:07 AM
We've had 8 recalls on this one vehicle from the cruise control, hood secondary safety latch, windshield wiper motor fire potential, seat belt bolts, front seat base bolt replacement, front A frame bolt replacement and the list goes on and on.
Problems we found and were covered under warranty, CD player went haywire 2 months into ownership, rear hatch glass weatherstripping was installed backwards as were the side vent windows, both plastic cowl vent pieces came from the factory with torn weatherstripping against the windshield, bad antilock brake sensor on the LH side of rear axle, then there was the famous Firestone tire fiasco. I kept the Firestone tires, sold them to my nephew for $100 for his shop truck and he still has them on it with over 85,000 miles on the so-called bad tires. And yes, Ford paid for the new Michelins that only got 48,000 before they were worn out.

They don't call them exploders for nothin'

atlfootr
01-06-2009, 11:16 AM
My truck started on fire tonight! Will post pic tomorrow. :(Glad you offered, I was go'n to tell you ...

Ramhouse
01-07-2009, 02:50 PM
Well ...yeh back to chevy i will go....

flipper
01-07-2009, 02:54 PM
That sucks, glad it didn't take your house or worse though.

russlars
01-07-2009, 03:26 PM
Well ...yeh back to chevy i will go....
You might think that through a little more. Chevys have had their share of fires also. In fact I have seen more Chevys burning by the side of the road than I have Fords. Just my :twocents:

flipper
01-07-2009, 03:43 PM
I've seen Toyota's, Nissan's, Ford's, Chevy's, Dodge's GMC, Honda's, and about any other car maker on fire before too. Any car can catch on fire.

Monte
01-07-2009, 04:11 PM
Who needs a fire when you can be sprayed with gas and just explode on impact?;)

43466

D3skier
01-07-2009, 04:15 PM
Who needs a fire when you can be sprayed with gas and just explode on impact?;)

43466



ah!!!! the good ol' ford Pinto

6ballsisall
01-07-2009, 04:21 PM
That is a bummer


Well UMP said you should go get a new 3/4 ton 4x4 Diesel

puck_11
01-07-2009, 06:04 PM
My 1998 Ford Explorer with 80k miles on it, blown head gasket - $1700 at the dealership
My sister's 02 Lincoln Navigator, 80k miles, blown head gasket - Dealership wanted $4700 to fix
My best friends 05 F-150, 30k miles, blown head gasket - fixed under warranty

All stock vehicles, all properly maintained.