We are posting this in several sub forum sections for owners who haven't received a re-call notice or heard about it. It definitely covers 95 up diesels and 99 up Super Duty diesels and some other Ford vehicles.
We'll post just a portion of the notice here as a courtesy for all members from Racer X Power. Inquiring about Recall 09S09 will allow members to check into this for other Fords they may own.
This notice was sent to fleet owners and retail owners. It recalls diesel trucks including Super Dutys. Contact a dealer or Ford if you haven't received a re-call notice.
Ford has made safety Job 1 here and expanded this recall to vehicles that are many miles and years out of warranty for safety reasons. We salute their assuming this leadership role despite the tough market conditions now that 5 foreign owned Automakers are located on U. S. soil. Ford is the only U.S. automaker to locate on Japanese soil and now owns Mazda. Compare that to the CS you receive from a new electronic device, if CS is only being made available at extra cost!
The Ford Mazda plant in Japan now produces both. Ford vehicles now compete with Honda etc. right in Japan. “That’s the spirit that won the war”--unknown quote.
A portion of the safety recall info:
Ford Customer Service Division
PO Box 1904
Dearborn Michigan 48121
Important Vehicle Safety Notice:
Ford Motor Company has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain vehicles.
Ford Motor Company can not be confident that over many years of service a speed control de-activation switch will not leak brake fluid, posing a risk of a fire. This condition may occur either when the Vehicle is parked or when it is being operated.
This risk exists on vehicles with
Ford Motor Company has authorized your dealer to perform the repairs under this program free of charge. (parts and labor)
Please call your dealer without delay and request a service date for recall 09S09. Provide the dealer with your Vehicle Identification Number shown on this letter. Ford has sent this notice to the last known owner of record. Our records are based primarily on state registration and title data.
If you no longer own this vehicle, and have an address for the current owner, please forward this letter to the new owner.
Ford Motor Company wants you to have this safety recall completed on your vehicle. We apologize for this situation and want to assure you that, with your assistance we will correct this condition. Our commitment, together with your dealer is to provide you with the highest level of safety service and support to correct this condition. If you have previously paid for a repair that address the issue described, you still need to have this recall performed to ensure the correct parts and procedures were used.
You may be eligible for a refund of previously paid repairs. Refunds for service related to the affected switch being recalled only will be provided. Contact Ford Customer Relations at 1-888-222-2751 for details about reimbursement eligibility. To verify eligibility and expedite reimbursement
give your paid receipt to your dealer.
If you wish to contact Ford through the internet please use the following:
For Fleet owners: (www).fleet.ford.com
photos and some history that maybe of interest to members:
The photos below are some areas of the massive Ford
Rouge Dearborn Assembly plant in Detroit Michigan. Also there are a few photos of some of the many research, development and other buildings in the Rouge complex. Henry Ford built the original river Rouge complex to unload ship loads of raw materials like steel. Rouge was designed to bring materials directly in transported by hugh container ships. Huge Freighters and barges that traveled across the Great lakes. The Rouge was named after the river Rouge that connected Henry’s complex to Lake Erie. At one time nearly every part of a Ford was made from raw materials that came in one end of the complex. A finished vehicle came out the other end made entirely by Ford at Rouge from raw materials. The Rouge included steel foundarys, machine works, stamping plants for body parts and paint developed by George Washington Carver and Henry Ford. It was many factory’s within one giant complex. George Washington Carver’s research on peanut product extracts for paint development was financed by Henry Ford’s Foundation for education scholarships, the poor in need, and ill children. Mr. Carver had no formal education. He was African American and his ability was noticed by Henry Ford and put to work. Instead of picking peanuts as a farm hand, he became a researcher because of Henry Ford. As you approach The Rough Complex, there’s a sign with an arrow pointing the way in. Today Dearborn simply calls The Rouge Complex-- The Henry Ford
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.”
“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.”
“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.”--Henry Ford. Founder of the Ford Motor Company.
Special thanks to James, founder of Detroit Bros Custom Cycles for the hospitality and assistance in helping us load one of Henry Fords old machines. (Told ya it was much too big for cycle frames James.)
Detroit Bros Custom Cycles.
The rear of The Detroit Bros custom cycle shop in Ferndale Michigan is shown in one photo. The Detroit Bros custom cycles have been featured on T.V. programs similar to Orange County Choppers w/o the day to day shop soap opera drama. They just build w/o drama and had about 20 customs being built for customers. James stored our new historic machine overnight inside the cycle shop when storms delayed our departure from the Motor City.
We re-commissioned Henry’s machine and put an old American back to work. Henry Ford himself would have too. Monarch still has all parts and op manuals available for this machine. The original order was placed by The United States Dept of Defense. Ford Motor Company re-tooled the Rouge to produce machines for WW-2. Our old American was manufactured in 1942 in Sidney Ohio by Monarch Tool & Die and served for the United States in WW-2. The height of the metal working era due to the war.
It was made with purpose and can cut through 12” lengths of solid tool steel 16” in diameter in just one pass!
One area of the hugh Mighty Ford Rouge complex. The Henry Ford
Super Duty's don't get asked "Who's Your Daddy?"
(a baseball fans rally song & joke
) They know, & followed in his foot steps to make tracks of their own.
Glancing at the Super Dutys on the lot, as 9000lbs of machine all made from Bethlehem steel U. S. A.
rolls by. : )
Detroit Bros Custom Cycles
Located on Woodward Ave, just a few blocks from Ford's older assembly plant replaced by The Rouge complex.