Recently, Ford Motor Company issued recalls for several cars in their line due to faulty door latches. According to CNN, reports of doors opening while vehicles are being driven have prompted the manufacturer to issue the second recall for this issue in four years. Is your car part of the recall?
The Door Latch Problem
The recall includes Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Escape and others, manufactured between 2011 and 2016, and the faulty door latch can fail, especially when exposed to high heat. This recall impacts over 2.2 million vehicles. This second recall is due to, according to Ford representatives, the possibility that not all latches were replaced during the first recall, or to incorrect installation.
Steps to Take if Your Car is Recalled
If you own a Ford vehicle that is part of this recall, you can take your car to any Ford dealer for inspection. If your car door latch is found to be faulty, it will be replaced at no charge to you. For more information regarding the models covered under this recall, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website for complete details.
For millions of Americans, our cars are extensions of us. We depend on them to get us to work, to drive the kids to school and to haul our groceries. We take them on vacation, we personalize them with bumper stickers and we place our faith in their construction and durability to keep us and our families safe. If you feel that you have been injured as a result of a recalled car part, contact the office of Conley, Griggs and Partin. Our auto product liability lawyers can investigate your claim and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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