Ford Recalls 3.6 million vehicles

There are 56 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Aug 3, 2007, titled Ford Recalls 3.6 million vehicles. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Ford is recalling 3.6 million passenger cars, trucks, SUVs and vans to address concerns about a cruise control switch.

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Chevy Girl

United States

#1 Aug 3, 2007
Thats why FORD stands for Found On Road Dead. They arent made very well!
DDM

Columbia, SC

#2 Aug 3, 2007
Buy a Toyota.
SpartanTS

Waxhaw, NC

#3 Aug 4, 2007
Well this is great. My 2nd car is a 2002 Ford Explorer
Ford Technician

Leesville, SC

#4 Aug 4, 2007
The chances of one catching fire is like getting struck by lightning...Consider how many vehicles there are on the road and only a dozen have had a fire problem..And as for the buy a Toyota,why don't u move there and live in thier world...And when our economy starts the recession,we can blame all u rice rocket buyers..And fr as being made well,8 out of 10 buyers completely neglect there vehicles..Don't get oil changed,tires rotated and various other filters changed..Just push the pedal on the right to go and the one in the center to stop,thats all u need to do...Lets blame the company name because of that...LOSERS....
spike1982

Georgetown, SC

#5 Aug 4, 2007
Ford Tech. is absolutely correct!
I personally have had nothing but Ford vehicles, excluding my bikes.
If you keep up the maintenance on the dang things they will last a long time.
As far as the "SWITCH" is concerned, I had an '87 F-150 super cab with an 8ft. bed that I had sold. Ford had told me after they swapped it out that the chance of it catching on fire was slim to none, however to the customers safety as well as the public THEY fixed a problem before it happened to anybody else.
Yeah they lost an a$$ load of money, but I would call that "BEING Responsible"!!!
Toyota Quality

United States

#6 Aug 4, 2007
Ford Technician wrote:
The chances of one catching fire is like getting struck by lightning...Consider how many vehicles there are on the road and only a dozen have had a fire problem..And as for the buy a Toyota,why don't u move there and live in thier world...And when our economy starts the recession,we can blame all u rice rocket buyers..And fr as being made well,8 out of 10 buyers completely neglect there vehicles..Don't get oil changed,tires rotated and various other filters changed..Just push the pedal on the right to go and the one in the center to stop,thats all u need to do...Lets blame the company name because of that...LOSERS....
... sniff sniff... you crybaby. Touchy lil man aren't you.
Chevy Girl

United States

#7 Aug 4, 2007
Ford Technician wrote:
The chances of one catching fire is like getting struck by lightning...Consider how many vehicles there are on the road and only a dozen have had a fire problem..And as for the buy a Toyota,why don't u move there and live in thier world...And when our economy starts the recession,we can blame all u rice rocket buyers..And fr as being made well,8 out of 10 buyers completely neglect there vehicles..Don't get oil changed,tires rotated and various other filters changed..Just push the pedal on the right to go and the one in the center to stop,thats all u need to do...Lets blame the company name because of that...LOSERS....
You are so wrong about the chance of one catching fire. My neighbor's ford caught fire due to the inability of ford technicians to build a vehicle that is worth a crap. Ford is lucky noone has been seriously injured including my neighbor.
DDM

Columbia, SC

#8 Aug 4, 2007
Ford Technician wrote:
The chances of one catching fire is like getting struck by lightning...Consider how many vehicles there are on the road and only a dozen have had a fire problem..And as for the buy a Toyota,why don't u move there and live in thier world...And when our economy starts the recession,we can blame all u rice rocket buyers..And fr as being made well,8 out of 10 buyers completely neglect there vehicles..Don't get oil changed,tires rotated and various other filters changed..Just push the pedal on the right to go and the one in the center to stop,thats all u need to do...Lets blame the company name because of that...LOSERS....
He is only upset because Toyota is doing what Ford can't do. Toyota has plants and is building more plants in the USA, while the big 3 are closing plants and laying off folks.

The only thing about that is that Toyota quality has fell a little because of this. But that will change because the Japanese will not tolerate the poor American work ethic (low standards) that we allow.

As far as recession you can't blame that on me. Try blaming it on the overspending that Americans do everyday and get in over their heads.
chuck

Quitman, AR

#9 Aug 4, 2007
Ford the most recalled auto brand of all time. Many years of trucking up and down I-95 and especially between the late 70s to early 90s 80 % of the vechicles stranded were Fords. Why? well they suck if you sell them so cheap A.K.A RANGER, TEMPO, TAURAS , CONTOUR, FESTIVA ,MONARCH ,FOCUS,.wAKE UP ford IF YOU SCREW UP THE MUSTANG YOUR DONE!!!!!!!
Ken

Lexington, SC

#10 Aug 5, 2007
Ford Technician wrote:
The chances of one catching fire is like getting struck by lightning...Consider how many vehicles there are on the road and only a dozen have had a fire problem..And as for the buy a Toyota,why don't u move there and live in thier world...And when our economy starts the recession,we can blame all u rice rocket buyers..And fr as being made well,8 out of 10 buyers completely neglect there vehicles..Don't get oil changed,tires rotated and various other filters changed..Just push the pedal on the right to go and the one in the center to stop,thats all u need to do...Lets blame the company name because of that...LOSERS....
Not true....my dad took very good care of his F-250 and it burnt down to the ground because of the cruise control switch. That's ok though....he took the money and bought a Toyota.
Ford Technician

Leesville, SC

#11 Aug 5, 2007
Toyota Quality wrote:
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... sniff sniff... you crybaby. Touchy lil man aren't you.
No snif sniff...Just tired of general public blaming an item...But thats ok,your kids and grandkids will soon be looked down on in our good 'ole USA by the dang Japs and Mexicans if u stupid idiots don't wake up and smell the coffee..And by the way, Toyota is having a huge recall but you don't hear nothing about it in the media,,,hmmm why is that...
Ford Technician

Leesville, SC

#12 Aug 5, 2007
Chevy Girl wrote:
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You are so wrong about the chance of one catching fire. My neighbor's ford caught fire due to the inability of ford technicians to build a vehicle that is worth a crap. Ford is lucky noone has been seriously injured including my neighbor.
Don't worry about your Chevy,,,hahaha,,,same company that built these swithches built them for other automotive companies...And i don't have anything against chevy,at least u keep the american public working...
Ford Technician

Leesville, SC

#13 Aug 5, 2007
Ken wrote:
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Not true....my dad took very good care of his F-250 and it burnt down to the ground because of the cruise control switch. That's ok though....he took the money and bought a Toyota.
Hmmm,lets see,was it a diesel or gas? If it was a diesel they don't have the switch ,if its gas then it's possible..
unbiased

Loveland, OH

#14 Aug 5, 2007
Ken wrote:
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Not true....my dad took very good care of his F-250 and it burnt down to the ground because of the cruise control switch. That's ok though....he took the money and bought a Toyota.


If your dad would have taken it in for the recall it would have been fixed. The recall was issued in what 2003. Any way ; recalls are relative to sold units. The more sold means the more recalls. ALso toyota is leading in recalls this year and last year they recalled more than they sold. Supply and demand; demand has went up and of course so has supply.....but quality hasnt followed. Bash those FACTS!!!!!
Chevy Girl

United States

#15 Aug 5, 2007
Ford Technician wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmm,lets see,was it a diesel or gas? If it was a diesel they don't have the switch ,if its gas then it's possible..
Oh yeah..I agree with you on that: STAY AMERICAN!!

“Read it and Weep”

Since: Apr 07

Columbia, SC

#16 Aug 5, 2007
Chevy Girl wrote:
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You are so wrong about the chance of one catching fire. My neighbor's ford caught fire due to the inability of ford technicians to build a vehicle that is worth a crap. Ford is lucky noone has been seriously injured including my neighbor.
I must say, I have a 2003 Chevy Impalla, and have had nothing but trouble with it. The computer had to be replaced, wasn't covered by warrenty, the steering column rattles when you hit a pothole.(there is a service alert but chevy is doing nothing to fix it) The rotors have been replaced once and are ready to be replaced again because of poor design. These same problems are discussed by hundreds of people on blogs and other forums out there who own chevy's.

American cars stink. Period.

I own a volkswagon Jetta also, it is a 1997 and has 178000 miles on it. I have replaced nothing except the exhaust and battery and still runs like its new. I drive it very hard and it still holds up fine.

The point is American car companys better get their act together before they all get run out of business.

“Read it and Weep”

Since: Apr 07

Columbia, SC

#17 Aug 5, 2007
Chevy Girl wrote:
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Oh yeah..I agree with you on that: STAY AMERICAN!!
Yes, if you have the extra money for all the repairs, thats a good idea.

“Read it and Weep”

Since: Apr 07

Columbia, SC

#18 Aug 5, 2007
unbiased wrote:
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If your dad would have taken it in for the recall it would have been fixed. The recall was issued in what 2003. Any way ; recalls are relative to sold units. The more sold means the more recalls. ALso toyota is leading in recalls this year and last year they recalled more than they sold. Supply and demand; demand has went up and of course so has supply.....but quality hasnt followed. Bash those FACTS!!!!!
More recalls do not mean that a product is bad. Toyota is a profitable company. Ford is not. There is a reason for that. Toyota has a higher customer satisfaction rating than ford does and that doesn't come from selling defective products.

I do not own a Toyota, but I can honestly say that when I ask how people like them, I get nothing but good comments with regards to not having any quality issues.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#19 Aug 6, 2007
Chevy Girl wrote:
Thats why FORD stands for Found On Road Dead. They arent made very well!
Also Fix Or Repair Daily! To each his or her own. I had a Ford pickup truck burn in the parking lot at work, the cruise control thing, the police originally suspected an ex-girl friend until they found out it was a Ford. Then the lawsuit started.
Had a couple of Fords back in 74, a 72 Mustang Grande, with a 302 V8, a white, with a black vinyl roof, leather upholstery and an orange pinstripe down each side. Still wish I had it, that beast would fly.

Took it to a dealership for a brake job and on the way home, a semi pulled into my lane. I hit the brakes, the pedal went to the floor, and smoke began pouring from the right front wheelwell and thenů that little red light came on. Yikes! I got off the gas, shifted into second gear and survived. Got it off the interstate and called the dealer. He sent a tow truck, gave me loaner vehicle for a couple of days, repaired the brakes and that was it. I was grateful for being alive, and his generosity, but never owned another Ford..I had a German made Ford Capri around the same time, it had those plastic, 2 position rocker switches on the dash board, for controlling the lights. I went to turn on the headlights one evening. I tapped the button with my finger and it went through the plastic button, into the dashboard. The plastic has fallen apart, after five yeas, self destructed, crumbling into little pieces and fine grain powder. Things like this, not to mention Pintos, are what made the foreign car industry such a success in America. I have a Brother-In-Law who is a master ford mechanic, retired after 20 some years, always owned a Chevy.

Buy American, for American Jobs? Fact, is most of the major foreign manufacturers have built plants in the US. I bought a Chevy Camero in 99, that had parts made in France, Canada and was assembled in Mexico. Toyota is the name of the game until I get the Mercedes-Benz, I have been looking for. Beep Beep
RaMBLING mAN

Columbia, SC

#20 Aug 6, 2007
FORD = Fix Or Repair Daily. Or just call it junk.

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