The Biggest Car Recalls in History

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No. 7 – Ford Cruise Control, 2005

Ford recalled 4.5 million pickup trucks and SUVs in 2005 for a problem with its cruise control: The deactivation switch could overheat, smoke, or burn, causing a full-blown fire.

Owners were told to return their car to the dealership to have their cruise control disconnected and then reactivated.