Ford Recalls about 40,000 for Various Safety Defects
Ford has announced four separate safety recalls covering about 40,000 vehicles for a number of potential safety defects. According to a report on TheDrive.com, the first recall involves the 2018 Ford Explorer with either the 2.3-liter four cylinders or 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engines. Ford claims about 160 of the 2018 Explorers may have misassembled fuel pressure sensors that could result in a fuel tank leak increasing fire risks. Dealers will replace fuel line assemblies in the affected vehicles. So far, no accidents, injuries or fires have been reported as a result of this issue.
Four Separate Recalls
The second recall involves the 2019 Ford Super Duty’s transmission casing. Only four vehicles were called for an issue with the transmission casing that is possibly missing material where the park pawl engages with the transmission. This could cause the vehicle to move whiles it is still in park increasing injury risk to those nearby.
The third recall involves the larges number of vehicles – the 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. About 38,000 of the SUVs may be missing J-channel reinforcement brackets in the second row bench seat’s track assembly. This means that the bracket could come unrestrained during a collision and increase the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect the vehicles to look for missing J-channel brackets and replace them at no cost to the customer. Ford has said until the vehicle can be serviced, owners should move the seat back to the furthest position away from the front of the vehicle.
Finally, the new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is being recalled to replace the driver-side airbag module. About 271 vehicles without adaptive front steering have driver airbag modules with improper injection molded plastic covers that may separate during deployment increasing injury risk. Dealers will replace the driver airbag module free of cost.
Auto Product Liability Issues
Even though three out of these four recalls don’t include a number of vehicles, the dangers posed by all of these defective vehicles cannot be minimized. The best way to check whether your vehicle has been recalled is by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website and entering your vehicle identification number (VIN).
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective auto, you may be able to receive compensation for the injuries, damages and losses you have sustained. Contact an experienced auto defect lawyer to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.