Ford should be ashamed. And sued.
This faulty switch stuff has been going on for (roughly) nine years now and it's still not solved.
The [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] says it can connect 65 fires to switch failures, but the problem could be far greater: the agency received 1,472 complaints or allegations of engine compartment fires related to the switches before the investigation was closed in August 2006. Because investigators were often unable to contact owners, not enough data could be collected to make a final determination on many complaints. The agency also received 60 more fire complaints since the inquiry ended.Not sure how Ford folks are sleeping at night knowing 1)they used the switch for over three years and 2)there are thousands of them still out there.
The agency has not linked switch failures to any deaths, but at least three wrongful death suits have been filed against Ford.
Shame on Ford.
New York Times: Huge Recall, but Many Cars Unfixed.
Unreferenced, but still rockin'