This past week The Ford Motor Company announced that it would be recalling 48,300 vehicles. The Detroit News reported that these recalls included 2015-16 low-roof Ford Transit vans. The recall is due to an issue with the airbags in the side-curtain, an issue that could lead the bags to not fire in an accident. 2015-16 model-year Lincoln MKC and 2016 Ford Explorer SUVs were also recalled for an issue related to the heaters, with the potential to overheat and even cause a fire. In addition, F-650 and F-750 heavy-duty trucks were also recalled due to a parking brake issue, an issue that could allow the parking brake clips to break and render the parking brake somewhat useless.
Most of the recalls only affect cars in the United States but some were also sold in Canada. Ford is unaware of any injuries that have been caused or were related to these recalls, but they are committed to ensuring that none happen if they can help it. These issues will be fixed by licensed dealerships around the country, at no cost to the owners. The Ford Motor Company will begin notifying those who own the vehicles, as soon as possible, to ensure they are fixed in a timely manner.
Car recalls have been plentiful in the news lately. Between the nearly million automobiles recalled by Ford and Volkswagen, it is very likely that a reader of this blog may be facing a recall themselves. Typically, car owners are informed by mail if their vehicle has been recalled. Drivers can check to see if their car has been recalled at SafeCar.gov or at their car dealership.
Keeping up with recall information is vital to road safety. By ensuring that vehicles are in top condition, drivers are preventing potential accidents and injuries to themselves and other drivers on the road.
If you or someone you know has been in an automobile accident involving a recall, call the Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our attorneys are highly experienced in handling all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car crashes, motorcycle collisions, and bus accidents. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.