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Old 03-03-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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Hi Guys -
I recently got a beautiful 96 F150 4x4 with Eddie Bauer pkg.
I read an article about 90's cruise control recall and it says that there is a deactivation switch on the master cylinder that shorts out and can catch on fire. I am not sure whether my truck has been repaired.

Here are my questions.

1. How can I find if this has been fixed?
2. If not, can I still get this fixed by Ford for free?
3. Or am I too sensitive? So should I just ignore as the truck has not had a fire so far?

Thanks much.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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Let me step out and take a pic of what they did on mine... BRB
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There it is... in all it's glory... the recall of the Cruise Control/Speed Cancel thingy.

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Old 03-03-2009, 10:23 PM   #3
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And it was free and took my dealership about 15 minutes to do it... they've done MANY... per the tech that did mine.
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I took in my 99 expy for the recall, and they had the part ready and changed it there in the drop off area, I was in and out in under 5 min!! it's just a harness they plug in that has a fuse built into it, so if the system does get hot it pops the fuse to cut power before it gets to the point of being a fire.
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Hi -
I checked my truck and has the blue sticker and orange sticker like yours. Does that mean the truck has been repaired??
I took the truck dealer too. They said there is no "outstanding field service actions" but can't tell whether the truck has been through recall repair.

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There it is... in all it's glory... the recall of the Cruise Control/Speed Cancel thingy.
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If your worried about it, just drop by the local ford dealer and give em your vin number, then they can look up if it has been replaced. Thats what i did, and im glad i did because of the major risk. But the tags probably mean that the fuse was installed, mine has them too... but you can never be too sure
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If you've got the harness w/ same color tags as I do, it has been updated.
If you're paranoid you can run the vin @ the dealership as mentioned before.
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Thank you all.
I ran the VIN at the dealership but they told me that they cannot tell whether it has been replaced. Their report (OASIS) does not show the service history either.....

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If you've got the harness w/ same color tags as I do, it has been updated.
If you're paranoid you can run the vin @ the dealership as mentioned before.
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Rest assured, if you have the harness like mine, that runs between the master cylinder and old plug: It's not gonna set fire to your house while you sleep.
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