Ford Issues 5 Recalls in Less Than a Week
When it rains it pours. Ford recently issued four recalls at once for several issues affecting more than 591,000 vehicles.
Here is what you need to know about these four recalls.
Recall No. 1: Park Lamps
Ford is recalling over 22K 2015 Lincoln MKZ for head lamps that are brighter than regulations allow. The headlights may make driving conditions unsafe for oncoming drivers. Ford dealers will adjust body control module software to lower the intensity of the headlights.
Recall No. 2: Underbody Heat Shields
This recall is for about 100 2015 Ford F-150. Underbody heat shields may be improperly installed and can cause car fires. Affected cars will be inspected for missing components and repaired as needed.
Recall No. 3: Faulty Fuel Pumps
Over 50,000 2014 Ford Focus, Edge, Escape, Fiesta and Transit Connect vehicles are being recalled for problems with nickel plated fuel pumps. Problems with the nickle plating may cause the pump to seize and cause cars to stall or not start. This defect may have caused one accident.
To fix this defect, dealers will replace the fuel delivery module.
Recall No. 4: Steering Gear Motor Attachment Issues
This recall affects over 500K 2013-2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ mid-size sedans and 2015 Ford Edge crossovers. Bolts on steering gear motor attachments can corrode and break, especially in cold weather areas. The defect may cause drivers to lose power steering. The car will default to manual steering modes which may make it harder to steer at lower speeds.
Ford will replace bolts and damaged gears on all affected vehicles.
Recall No. 5:
These recalls come close after another Ford Recall last week for almost 400,000 2012-2014 Ford Fiesta and 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles for possible broken door latches. The broken latches may cause doors to spring open while driving. There have been three reported incidents of doors swinging open and causing damage or injury.
Ford will replace all four door latches on affected vehicles and has promised to do all repairs at no cost to the customer.
If you've been injured or suffered damage to your car due to any of these defective parts, an experienced products liability attorney may be able to help you assess your options.
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