Washington, D.C. – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is warning consumers that as many as five million Ford products, out of 12 million involved in a recall, have not yet been brought to Ford for repair. The vehicles contain a defective cruise control switch that could lead to a fire at any time, even when the vehicle is turned off, parked and unattended.

NHTSA said that repair parts are immediately available. The recall affects certain Ford, Lincoln and Mercury (a brand not sold in Canada) SUVs, pickup trucks, vans and passenger cars. Consumers with questions should contact their local dealers.

The affected vehicles may be in the following:

1993-2004 Ford F150
1993–2004 Ford F150
1993–1999 Ford F250 (gasoline engine)
1993–1996 Ford Bronco
1994–1996 Ford Econoline
1997–2002 Ford Expedition
1998–2002 Lincoln Navigator
1998–2002 Ford Ranger
1992–1998 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car
1993–1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
1993–1995 Ford Taurus SHO with automatic transmission
1994–Mercury Capri
1998–2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer
2001–2002 Ford Explorer Sport and Explorer Sport Trac
1992–1993 and 1997–2003 Ford E-150-350 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
2002 Ford E-550 gasoline engine vehicles
1996–2003 Ford E-450 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
2000–2002 Ford Excursion (gasoline engine)
2003 F250 – F550 Super Duty, Ford Excursion
2003 F250 – F550 Super Duty, Ford Excursion
1995–2002 Ford F53 Motor home chassis
2002–2003 Lincoln Blackwood

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