The fire department advised that the origin of the fire was the vehicle speed control. This position places it above flammable reservoirs of brake fluid. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not provide any assistance. This recall affected any 1994-2002 F-250 through F-550 Super Duty, 1994-1996 Econoline, 1996-2002 E-450, 1998 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Mountaineer, 2000-2002 Excursions. Over time, each application of the brakes puts vacuum pressure on a seal in the switch. This position places it above flammable reservoirs of brake fluid.
This recall affected any 1994-2002 F-250 through F-550 Super Duty, 1994-1996 Econoline, 1996-2002 E-450, 1998 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Mountaineer, 2000-2002 Excursions. I put in a capacitor to keep the fan from turning on until the brake was held down for about 5 seconds at which point the capacitor would be depleted and the fan relay would kick on. These speed control deactivation switches were susceptible to corrosion and could potentially overheat and catch fire. The potential duration of this unexpected adaptive cruise control braking could increase the risk of a crash involving a vehicle behind the F-150. The switch shuts off the cruise control when the driver firmly steps on the brakes. When fluid would leak in or around the switch it would reach the actual strands of the constant hot wire. There is an incident report from the fire department.
Once emptied it can be filled with fresh fluid. The models affected were any Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, or Mercury Grand Marquis manufactured in 1992 or 1993. Our 2000 Ford Expedition was engulfed in flames and the fire department was putting the fire out. While the vehicle was undergoing an oil change, the cruise control switch underneath the hood that was connected to the brake master cylinder caught on fire. This recall concerned the same problem with the speed control deactivation switch and its potential to overheat and ignite. The car is almost 20 years old, has 200,000 miles on it.
Sidebar: the blower resistor that provides the ability to have more than one blower speed, is just to the left of the blower. It happened multiple times on the interstate. Almost feels like the cruise control is engaged but is not, this has happened just sitting at a stop light and happened when trying to pull into a parking spot and has happened a few times while driving. This basically creates a solid sealed mass in the circuit and thus wicking would, in theory, not be possible beyond it. The fix is actually pretty easy.
Installation is the reverse of removal. The cruise control will not turn on - no dash lights. I was able to pull the shaft out enough to make contact again and it self adjusted like it's supposed to and now the system works great! The contact sustained bruising and injuries to the knees and lower back. Simply click here or call us toll free at 1-888-603-3636 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. A drawback to using the brake switch on the pedal is pedal bounce. Remove second working key and insert the new key before ten seconds have….
If this checks ok start looking at the switch. What to do in Case of a Vehicle Fire If you experienced a vehicle fire, there are certain steps you should take to help your claim. The vehicle began to fishtail and the transmission locked up. The switch is located under the hood of the vehicle and is attached to the brake master cylinder on one end and wired to the cruise control on the other. I was able to pull the shaft out enough to make contact again and it self adjusted like it's supposed to and now the system works great! An even easier repair, and not uncommon to fail blows on high speed only.
In a virtual replay on October 9, 2009, Ford Motor Company announced the last of its six recalls for defective Cruise Control Deactivation Switches that suffered from the same failure mode as the earlier ignition switch — an electrical switch in a continually powered, non-fused circuit. This recall affected any Ford F-150, Expedition, or Lincoln Navigator made in model year 2000 as well as any 2001 F-150 Supercrew. . You might look at this thread I posted a while back and see if you have the cruse control recall harness installed on your vehicle, also the switch mentioned in the thread may also be bad on your vehicle, or the wiring could have been disconnected from the switch. On September 7, 2005, Ford recalled about 3. I changed the cutout switch that's on the master cylinder.
Also, When i changed the cutout switch, the harness that was on there looks to be the the one installed after it was recalled. On each circuit there is a splice in the circuit between the fuse and the reservoir. Remember there are time limitations as to when you can bring a claim or lawsuit, so please contact us immediately. If you were looking at the first recall list posted on my thread, that list has since been expanded as shown here. Unfortunately, with this model, there is not an internal switch to release the trunk without getting out of the car and using your keyless entry or your physical key to open the trunk. Once again, the problem was the same. Once I figured out where the switch actually was, it was easy to figure out.
Don't waste time searching for the exact location, just check them all. The jumper harness does not in any way fix the problem, it prevents the occurrence's of fire due to occurrence's of the problem. Ford Recall Timeline Beginning on May 13, 1999, Ford started recalling several of its vehicles due to concerns over faulty cruise control switches. If you know it's your coil, just do it yourself. A fire can be caused by a defective speed control deactivation switch.