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The throttle return spring force may not be sufficient to overcome the binding condition when the speed control is disengaged. Braking function would be maintained though stopping distances may be increased.

Vehicle Speed Control — Cables

Summary
On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with speed control and 4.0L SOHC engines, if the strand cover on the speed control cable becomes flared at the end, the speed control cable may bind when the speed control is activated.
Actions
Dealers will inspect the speed control cable and, if necessary, replace it. Owner notification began August 29, 2003. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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Date Announced
AUG 05, 2003
Vehicles Affected
448,005
Ford Recall #
03S03
NHTSA Campaign #
03V280000
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