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Old 01-06-2009, 01:39 AM
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Truck Fire!!!

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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:46 AM
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:53 AM
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I heard about this a long time ago. F150's and Expeditions around your year. Glad you are alright. Was it in the garage?
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:43 AM
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:11 AM
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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).
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:17 AM
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that sucks... I hope they give you a new vehicle to replace it...
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:20 AM
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:22 AM
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Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll replace it with a Chevy
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:23 AM
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:27 AM
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