Sadly, another week has gone by and there is another major recall involving a vehicle manufacturer and a defective auto part.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Ford has announced that it has recalled more than 423,000 vehicles over potential power steering defects. The news outlet reported that the recall covers 2011-2013 Ford Taurus and Flex models, as well as the Lincoln MKS and MKT, and 2011-2012 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZ sedans. Additionally, it covers some 2011 Mercury Milan models.
The models reportedly have an electrical connection in their steering gears that could experience problems resulting in the loss of electric power steering. When this occurs, a vehicle could switch to a manual steering mode, which is very difficult to control. There have been four accidents relating to the recall, according to Ford.
Remember, to see if your vehicle is involved in a recall due to a defective part, you can visit the safercar.gov website to search for information by a VIN. If your vehicle has an issue, speak to your local dealer about getting it repaired.
In addition to the power steering recall, Ford also announced that it has recalled some 2015 Ford Mustangs with 2.3-liter engines. The manufacturer said that if the underbody of the vehicles is too hot, it could result in degrading fuel leaks that could cause fires.
As we reported two weeks ago in a blog about defective Takata airbags, the number of vehicle recalls being reported in the news is truly alarming. If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed due to a recalled vehicle’s defects, speak to our attorneys about your legal rights.
You should not have to suffer because an auto manufacturer failed to put out a safe product. Any number of accidents involving a recalled vehicle is far too many.
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