really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,496 miles

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problem #3

Aug 182005

Bronco 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
1. general use of the vehicle 2. cruise control stopped working. Brake fluid dark/leaking out. Brake pressure switch caught on fire and burned. 3. I will have to get a new switch.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012004

Bronco 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
In regaurd to investigation ea 05-005 headed up by bruce york; I have a 1996 Ford Bronco that the speed control deactivation switch also shorted out. It did not result in a fire but the cruise control doesn't work. The wires are burnt right next to the switch and the switch is full of fluid. I currently drive it as is with the wires pulled away but every thing is still in the truck if any investigators want to see it. I see no mention of the Bronco in the investigation but the same thing happened to me. I was fortunate. No fire

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #1

May 232004

Bronco 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,489 miles
The consumer could not get vehicle out of park one morning and had to replace a fuse. Just after vehicle started smoke came from under hood. The consumer opened the hood, and saw a fire at the master cylinder. The consumer put the fire out with a bottle of water. The master cylinder pressure switch and connector was replaced.

- Oxon Hill, MD, USA