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July  7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Ford Motor Company

Ford Crown Victoria Years: 1992-1993
Lincoln Town Car Years: 1992-1993
Mercury Grand Marquis Years: 1992-1993

Number Involved: 279,000
Dates of Manufacture: November 1991 - November 1992
Defect: The speed control deactivation switch can develop a resistive short in the electrical circuit that could potentially result in an underhood fire. A fire is possible both when the vehicle is running and when the vehicle engine is off. Also, the short could disable the speed control system or cause the brake light fuse to open.
Remedy: Dealers will install a new speed control deactivation switch and connector shell. Owner notification began during May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V124/Ford Recall No. 99S15]