Ford Announces Recalls on Vehicles Popular with Security Installers

Installing companies may want to look through their vehicle records soon if they're using Ford vans or pick-up trucks for their installers.

Ford has recalled 1.2 million vehicles for a defective design on the cruise control system that could lead to cruise control failure and possibly fire. The incidents, while rare, affect a number of vehicles used in commercial operations.

Specifically, the recall includes 1994 to 1996 Econoline vans, a popular vehicle for electrical and security installers, as well as the company's 1996 to 2002 heavier duty E-450 vans. If you're using some of Ford's pick-ups, you may also make note. Full-size F-250 to F-550 pick-ups from model years 1994 to 2002 are also affected.

Also affected were some of the company's SUVs. A previous recall had affected other Ford full-size vehicles, including F-150 and F-250 trucks.

The defective switch has not been used since 2004.

Questions about the Ford recall can be directed to Ford at (866) 436-7332; owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on their safety hotline, (888) 327-4236.