Ford, Chrysler recalling thousands of vehicles
December 30th, 2010
06:51 PM ET

Ford, Chrysler recalling thousands of vehicles

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 19,600 2011 model year trucks and crossover SUVs over concerns that an electrical short could cause a fire, the manufacturer said Thursday.

Chrysler Group LLC also is recalling nearly 145,000 trucks and crossover wagons in three separate campaigns for steering, stalling and airbag concerns, according to letters posted this week on website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Ford decided to recall certain 2011 model year F-150 trucks, Super Duty trucks (F-250 through F-550) and its Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles after fires started in the cabs of two F-150 trucks at a Michigan assembly plant in November and December, the company said in a letter Monday to the NHTSA.

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  1. ThomasD

    I kinda lean toward a head-free diet. But totally agree. Your basic brook trout is tasty. I just love about any kind of fish/sea food. Looking into building or buying a good smoker this spring. Anyway, I could go on all night about fishing.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    Yeah, me too Thomas. But it's time for me to hit the sack. I really enjoyed seeing you again and finding out we both love fish(ing)! See you again soon my friend. Good night.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. katinahiltne

    One of simple secret about auto insurance is your location can affect premium pretty easily. If you have two address try both of them and see if your premium goes up and down. If you need tips on auto insurance search "Clearance Auto Insurance" it is the best place

    December 31, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. NARD

    Do people really have the money to buy any of those new cars? With gas at 3 bucks a gallon too? Hi phil.

    December 31, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    Hi. Do I know you NARD? And yeah, lot's of people still have good incomes and good credit. New-Car sales are down sure, but their not at zero, yet. And even at the artificially valued price of gasoline we now pay, even at 5 bucks a gallon it would be a bargain when you consider the alternatives.( Of course I'm referring to people who must travel in a timely manner in order to maintain their current lifestyles.) Anyway...who are you?

    December 31, 2010 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    They're not at zero rather. (maybe if i proof before posting rather than after?) he he

    December 31, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Indra-Alexis

    It's amazing how cars are getting recalled all the time, yet the prices don't seem to change for the better and more people aren't outraged. If i was paying some $20,000 (give or take) for a new car I'd rather safety first than if it looked sporty enough. It bothers me that as we close 2010 and start 2011 more safety regulations are NOT put in place to test a car/truck every which way to make 100% sure it is safe. Not have it 50% and hope no one notices, that is putting peoples' lives on the line....sad really.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. termlimits

    No what's really amazing is how people can hijack a thread and turn it into their personal "yearbooks" full of dribble. LOL! Happy New Year!!

    December 31, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. Frank

    People of the United States.
    Ford and Chytsler need to fire their old electrical enigneers and hire some young guns .

    December 31, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. phil

    Termlimits...it was just a couple of citizens being polite with each other. If it were a Donkey and an Elephant bashing each other, you would of have joined right in. "LOL"

    December 31, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      ABSOLUTELY!!

      December 31, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    @Indra-Alexis...When the purchase price is viewed as a percentage of modern-day average incomes, today's vehicles are cheaper than Ford Model T's were. And gasoline prices are lower than they were back in the '70s, viewed from this same angle. But we didn't have Wal-Marts, nor did we have thousands of dollars worth of electronic gadgets in our cars and homes. Nor did we spend a trillion dollars per year on pharmaceuticals. And we didn't have a nationwide obesity epidemic nor an AIDS epidemic. And we were a lot nicer to each other, especially when times were tough. Hoping this year is better than the last. (smile)

    December 31, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. phil

    Next to "it is was it is", the phrase "absolutely" was one of last year's most annoying. (according to nationwide polls) And it looks like this year won't be much different. he he

    December 31, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. ThomasD

    I never dribble. I tend to spew now n then, though. And rarely on topic.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  14. phil

    Good morning ThomasD. Yep, it never ceases to amaze me how people criticize others who stray off-topic. Remember that game kids used to play where they would all line up and the first kid would whisper something like "the king is dead", and by the time the last kid heard the whisper, it had become "the Queen is red"? We were just being friendly, a concept lost on those who would rather whine and complain and criticize the posted news story, the very reason they bother to come here at all ! (colder than Hillary Clinton here, bet it's nippy there too eh?) he he

    December 31, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ThomasD

    Oh. Easy, Phil. I just ate and Ive still got the whole oatmeal/Hillary visual in my head. Yeah, cold. I think we're up to 12 so far today.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
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