Consumers that drive a Ford Fusion, Fiesta, or Lincoln MKZ need to check with their manufacturer because there is a chance that their vehicles may have been recalled. In addition, the prior vehicles have been recalled twice in one week due to a serious safety issue. On Wednesday and Friday of last week, Ford Motor issued recalls, which involves over 1 million cars and trucks. The largest of the recalls is for the Fusions and MKZ’s, which total over 546,000 vehicles made from 2013-2014 model years.
Likewise, the Fiesta’s from model years 2011-2014 are recalled due to latch issues in connection with the doors. Thus far, Ford is aware of two people who were hit with doors after they bounced back after attempting to close them. Another person reported an unlatched door opened and hit another vehicle as well. The NHTSA unusually issued their statement urging owners of the recalled vehicles to get them fixed as soon as possible.
Ford is also recalling the 50,000-model year 2014 Focus’, Edges’, and Transit Connects’, and 2014-2015 Fiestas due to a fuel pump issue. The fuel pump issue is likely the most serious of all recalls due to the fact it can cause the vehicle to stall while being driven. General Motors has also recalled millions of vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch as well, which can cause the vehicle to stall, and has caused up to 90 deaths. 546,000 Ford Fusion’s and Lincoln MKZ’s have been recalled from 2013-2015 due to steering gear motor issues, which can cause loss of power steering. Thus far, there has been no known accidents caused by this issue.
If a faulty product, or a vehicle that has been recalled injured you or a family member, the experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth can help. Please contact us today for a no-cost assessment of your potential product liability and consumer safety case.