Defective products are generally extremely dangerous in automobiles. That is why Ford is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles for five different defects. The most dangerous defect that vehicles are being recalled for is an improper repair done in a previous recall that could cause a malfunction of the steering shaft in 2005 through 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, and Mercury Grand Marquis models. There have yet to be any injuries contributed to this malfunction but Ford does report one accident caused by this defect.
Ford is also recalling some 2014 Flex and 2014 F-150 models for a potentially defective passenger airbag sensor, some 2014 and 2015 Transit models to have fuel and vapor lines rerouted, some 2015 Transit models to have the fuel-filter bracket inspected, and some 2014 F-150 models for a brake-pedal switch problem. If you are driving any of these models you should contact your local Ford dealer to make sure your car is not being recalled.
Defective product case example
The Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have a long history of winning large verdicts to help the victims of defective products recover financially. One case involved an Ellwood City, Pennsylvania man that was hit by the boom swing of a Bobcat backhoe. The man was injured while working in a construction site and a co-worker inadvertently activated the hydraulic controls of the Bobcat backhoe. The man was injured and suffered from brain injuries. The defective products attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. were able to question the credibility of the Bobcat experts and show that the hydraulic controls were defective because they did not have guards protecting them from inadvertent activation. A jury in the United States District Court of Western Pennsylvania awarded over $3.4 million to the injured man and his family.
If you or someone you know have been injured by a defective product, call the defective product attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free consultation at 800-777-4081.
Source: Car and Driver. "Ford Recalls More Than 200,000 Vehicles for Five Separate Problems". 5 Nov 2014.