Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 26,700 copies of the F-series truck, Excursion SUV and Ranger pickup for a potentially faulty switch that could cause turn signals, taillights and brake lights to malfunction.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, affected vehicles include certain 2002-2007 F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks and Excursion SUVs. Rangers built between 2002 and 2011 are also affected.
Ford will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles around August 15.
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Between 2002-2011 where was Ford's Quality control?Way ahead of Toyota's apparently. Nobody has recalled more cars since 2001 than Toyota. Over 20 million.
Even Ford admits their quality is not above Toyota's. It's only been a few months since they plastered our tv sets with commercials claiming that their quality was "as good" as Toyota.Carpuff, you'll notice Ford stopped running those commercials when it became clear that Toyota was no longer the benchmark of quality in the industry. Now they can strive to be.......Ford. Their own quality is as good or better than Toyota's. But then I'm beginning to think Yugo has better quality than Toyota does today. Yugo certainly never had as many recalls as Toyota. Then again, nobody in this decade has had more recalls than Toyota. Nobody!
Carbuff346 & Just Great
Why is it that you two guys seam to only post negative comments in regard to american auto manufactures even when the news is good or bad as for example the article above, but come running to Toyota's defense when anytime something bad I.E. Recalls etc evolving Toyota. You two also personally attack anyone's opinions when it differs from your own I.E. Drinking the big three cool-aid? when in fact you two are buying in to blind brand loyalty and drinking cool-aid just another flavour, but still cool-aid all the same.
Carpuff, this Ford recall can't hold a candle to Toyota's recalls.
Like this TOYOTA RECALL OF THE WEEK involving 50,000 Tundras:
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V148000
"Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Tundra vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."
The TPMS on some vehicles may not have been properly calibrated and as a result the low tire pressure warning lamp may not illuminate should the inflation pressure in one or more of the vehicle's tires fall below the threshold for when the low tire pressure warning lamp should illuminate. Drivers will not receive a warning from the tire pressure monitor that one or more tires are underinflated, increasing the risk that the vehicle will be driven with one or more underinflated tires, increasing the risk of a tire failure that may lead to a crash.
What's worse is that Toyota had to issue a similar recall for the Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser and Sequoia.
Oh what a feeling, Toyota! The recall KING of the 21st Century!
You can sit here all day on exhaust notes saying how bad the American Auto manufactures are compared to the Japanese manufactures. But they all have recalls, loose steering wheels, bad wheel bearings, leaking gas tanks and lines, bad welds and the list goes on and on, including Toyota's. I have not such brand loyalty, Blind brand loyalty is the main cause of the auto industry complacency on quality and over inflated the price of their vehicles. Everyone loves the autos until the have a problem that the deal or manufactures does not cover under the warrantee and the money comes out of the owners pocket.
Google Bad weld on Toyota Tundra promts recall causing crashes.