11 problems related to cruise control have been reported for the 2000 Ford F-250.
1. Failure of cruise control it would stop working then stop 2. Just when tried to use it would either work or not then it caught fire in the drive way 3. Nothing yet we think the truck is totaled out.
Wiring in the steering column has been coming apart and pieces falling out of the column. The cruise control, airbag and horn are all not working as a result of this failure. It is a flat (ribbon wire) wire that appears to run from the steering wheel through the center of the column.
Cruise control ceased working. Since this did not appear to be a serious issue, other than significant discomfort on long trips, and the truck continued to operate acceptably except for the cruise control, I continued driving. Approximately three weeks later smoke was detected when truck was started. Upon further inspection (still in my driveway, truck still running), flames were seen under the hood at the wiring beside the master cylinder. The fire soon stopped, and the wiring was cool. Truck was still seemed to operate properly, including brakes, so I proceeded with my plans and drove the truck. The next morning after the initial fire incident, a significant amount of smoke came out from under the hood of the truck when started, causing brief but well voiced discomfort from my daughter. The smoke came from the same wiring. The following morning, the second day after the initial fire incident, I took the truck to an auto repair shop (Monday morning). The owner told me there was a recall for the speed control switch and I should take it to Ford. Ford told me there was no recall for this switch for my truck because it is a diesel. The recall 06v286000 matches the conditions and description in that the cruise control switch could overheat, result in smoke, or burn in an underhood fire. After returning to the auto repair shop, the switch was replaced and a fused wiring harness was installed, purchased from Ford. The Ford dealership I had contacted, the one where the part was subsequently purchased from, had 1,200 of them in stock, according to the phone conversation I overheard.
I own a 2000 Ford F-250 diesel it has not been recalled but it caught on fire at the cruise control cancel switch like the others, Ford needs to recall diesels also. I have the receipt from a local repair shop & also have the burnt switch.
: the contact stated that the brake fluid leaked into the speed control module, causing the cruise control to fail. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the problem was determined to be caused by the same issue that caused NHTSA recall #05v388000, relating to the vehicle speed control. The VIN was not included in the recall. Updated 8/16/2006 - the vehicle was repaired on 7/14/2006.
My 2000 F-250 super duty had the faulty cruise control deactivation burn up. The f150 has the recall but not the 250, even though its the same faulty part on both vehicles. There was a lot of smoke, but no visible flames. I was able the unplug the device before any major damage happened.
While vehicle was parked for about 4 hours it suddenly caught on fire. The fire department notified the owner that vehicle was on fire , and that it spread to two other vehicles. Owner notified the manufacturer, who said they would send out an investigator to evaluate the situation. As of today, the manufacturer had done nothing.
Occupants were driving the vechicle when all of a sudden it started to flame up. The fire was put out. But before that was completed the fire had consumed the wiring harnesses, fuse panel, cruise deactivaction mech. And misc. Other components, computer etc. Shortly after this Ford was on the news about a recall of the exact thing that had happened to this truck. At the time there was only liability insurance on the vechicle. It was paid for. . . And that is all that is required. Except for the fact when Ford don't want to cover their mistakes. . . In conclusion Ford says it is not the right type of truck but if the cruise mechanisim is what caused the fire and then they do a recall I think they should be responsibile for the item in question, no matter what year they say. . . . . .
Parked vehicle about and 25 minutes later smoke was coming from under the hood of the vehicle. Opened the hood to find the cruise control servo was smoking. Disconnected the wires to the servo and it stopped. Haad the burned part for inspection. During the trip before the fire the cruise control light on the dashboard was coming on and off and was not used. The consumer stated that the cancel switch was leaking.
2000 Ford F-250 having cruise control problems was parked with engine off when fire ignited and burned resulting in total loss of truck. Fire dept. Report states fire originated in engine compartment and was electrical. Truck sold for junk metal prior to announcement of 2000 Ford f-150 truck and other recall for defective cruise control resulting in fire. Ford declines assistance since they do not have vehicle to examine inspite of reports and witnesses to the event.
While driving up hill cruise control engaged, and rear wheels began to spin out. Truck suddenly started accelerating, and the cruise control would not disengage. Dealer has been contacted. Both the rear wheels were spinning as the vehicle slid into a ditch.