Ford recently announced it is recalling 3.6 million vehicles due to a faulty cruise control switch. The switch may be a fire hazard. Ford has reported at least a few vehicle owners have complained of fires. Ford has settled at leat one lawsuit. Earl Mohlis filed suit against Ford after his wife died as a result of a fire caused by the faulty switch.
The problematic switch was first brought to light during a CNN story aired in 2005. The show reported the cruise control switch could cause a fire in the vehicle even after the vehicle was turned off for several hours. If your Ford vehicle caught on fire and the fire may have been a result of a faulty cruise control switch, contact an attorney to find out what your legal rights are.
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