The Ford Motor Company, the second largest auto-manufacturer in the United States, is currently being investigated by the Unites States government in regards to issues with faulty brakes in trucks between 2013 and 2014, The Detroit News reported. About 420,000 Ford F-150 pickups with 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engines manufactured between 2013 and 2014 could potentially be prone to break failure, which is a very large and dangerous problem for drivers.
The report that brought this issue to light explained that so far, there have been over 30 complaints, some even stating complete brake failure. Four accidents have also been reported, but no injuries have been linked to the issue. Ford F-series pickup trucks are the top selling car model in the nation and the F-150 accounts for a very large bulk of those sales, so this may leave a lot of drivers at risk.
It is important for all drivers, not only those with cars currently under investigation or under recall, to always ensure that their vehicle is in safe driving condition. Most vehicles suggest getting a tune-up every two years or every 30,000 miles. It is also important to regularly keep up with car’s maintenance, including things such as changing the engine oil frequently, checking the transmission fluid, keeping the windshield wiper fluid stocked, and keeping the tires inflated to their correct PSI. Drivers can also check their owner's manuals to see what else their car may need to stay safe.
And equally importantly, drivers should also remember to keep their license address updated, because most states send recall information through the mail. For more recall information, visit at safecar.gov.
While keeping up with your vehicles safety is always the best bet, sometimes things go wrong with vehicles that are not your fault and accidents or injuries may occur because of them. If you have been injured in an auto accident, speak to an attorney at The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our experienced attorneys are highly skilled in helping victims of automotive injuries receive any compensation they may be entitled to, under Michigan law. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.
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