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8/3/06-Washington, D.C.

Ford Recalls 1.2 Million Trucks, SUVs And Vans Over Possible Engine Fires

Ford is recalling more than a (m) million trucks, S-U-V's and vans over concern of potential engine fires. It is expanding on one of the bigger recalls in history.

Ford says the recall is tied to the speed control deactivation switch system, which could corrode over time, overheat and catch fire.

The recall involves some vehicles dating back to the 1994 model year. They include certain F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 F-Super Duty trucks, Excursions, Econoline vans and E-450 vans, and Explorers and Mountaineers.

Federal safety regulators say they have closed a nearly two-year investigation into the cause of the fires. The agency has received nearly 15-hundred complaints connected to the problems, including 65 reports of fires.

Regulators say there have been no confirmed deaths or injuries, but lawsuits have been filed over three deaths.

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Posted By 6pm News Producer Kelly Hefelfinger khefelfinger@kltv.com

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