Apparently Ford felt that they couldn't let the end of 2010 pass without one more set of automobile recalls. As we have reported, it has been a very busy year of recalls in the auto industry. Toyota was the front runner with its massive recalls involving the Prius, RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, Highlander, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles.
Not to be outdone, Ford is recalling 15,000 vehicles because of electrical systems malfunctions that can short and potentially start a fire, Carscoop reports. The Ford truck recall includes certain F series trucks, including the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2011 model year. The faulty electrical equipment was produced by a Ford supplier.
If you are injured by a defective vehicle or other product, it is vitally important to tell your lawyer when you were injured. In many cases the day of this event is obvious, but in some cases the answer is very subtle, and it can be a big deal. If your injury cannot be linked to a specific accident on a specific date, this questionnaire will help your lawyer pin down this fact.
Under federal regulations, a carmaker is not allowed to sell a car with known safety defects. The only way that a carmaker can sell a car with a known defect is if it the defect can be fixed. Perhaps it seems altruistic that Ford is offering the recall. But they are legally required by federal regulations to do so.
If you are concerned about the safety of your Ford vehicle, owners can contact Ford regarding the Ford Truck Recall at 1-866-436-7332. Ford customer service will be able to look up your vehicle and see whether you vehicle is included in the recall, which Ford is paying for.
- Ford recalls 2011 F-Series pickups, Edge, Lincoln MKX (USA Today)
- Toyota Recall: 110K Sienna Minivans for Dangerous Brakes (FindLaw's Common Law)
- Toyota Recalls and Sales Halt Indicate Potential Safety Hazards (FindLaw's Common Law)