DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is recalling 110,633 Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers to fix a device that is supposed to limit the vehicles’ top speed, a problem that was uncovered during tests prompted by the Firestone tire recall.
The action is the latest in a series of recalls by Ford in recent months. Dealers were meeting with top Ford executives Monday to discuss the high number of recalls.
Ford said that model year 1999 and 2000 Explorers and Mountaineers with a 3.27 or 3.55 rear-axle ratio and 15-inch Firestone Wilderness AT tires could reach a top speed above the 112 mph rating of the tires.
A computer chip in the vehicles is supposed to limit their top speed to 106 mph.
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