Bloomberg reported on the recall and its potential effects. Ford’s recall affects Ford F-150 and Super Duty pickups. Ford shipped these vehicles out with faulty side doors that often fail to open or appear closed without latching.
Ford claims no one has suffered injuries yet, but the recall affects the 2015-2017 model years and the F-Series of trucks are Ford’s most popular. Overall, Ford expects a $267 million loss eating into Ford’s profit margin. The recall also undermines consumer trust in Ford’s brand. Our consumer lawyers note that Ford is still damaged from issues during the Great Recession. But we wish the American company well.
Everyone wants Detroit to succeed. However, pushing out inferior products won’t cut it. Overall, the recall affects about 1.1 million pickups in the US. It also affects over 220,000 in Canada and over 20,000 in Mexico.
True, this isn’t Ford’s first vehicle recall over the last several years. Ford was involved in several significant recalls, each of which was a unique challenge to drivers. Ford vehicles also used faulty Takata airbags. These airbags were infamous for causing death and injuries. Some riders even described them as IEDs.
Furthermore, Ford’s problems are just beginning since reported deaths or injuries are unknown, potentially making the car giant liable for millions in lawsuits and litigation. Personal injury lawyers and public agencies will have the company under a microscope till then. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The Ehline Law firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC, is here to assist with any concerns. Our team has decades of experience in handling such recall and auto safety issues.
We are the people’s advocates. Allow us to be your shield. Call or email us for more info. We will travel anywhere in the state to discuss your legal options.