Do you own a Ford F-150, Ford E-Series, Ford Escape or Lincoln MKC? Ford
has issued a recall for 117,000 these vehicles because they may contain
defective seatbacks, seat belts or seat belt buckles. According to Ford,
these vehicles may contain improperly tempered bolts that could compromise
the performance of seats or seat belts during a
car accident or sudden stop. These defects could put drivers and passengers at an increased
risk of catastrophic injury or death. At the moment, Ford is unaware of
any injuries or deaths caused by these defects.
Can I Receive Repairs for Seat and Seat Belt Defects?
Federal law requires automakers to fix defective vehicles or parts for
free. If you own one of the affected vehicles, then Ford will send you
a recall notice in the mail. You can take this recall notice to a Ford
dealership to receive repairs. Ford has announced it will install replacement bolts.
If you have not been sent a notice in the mail, then you can still take
your vehicle to the dealership for repairs. The dealership will likely
pull your vehicle identification number (VIN) to determine whether your
vehicle is included in the recall.
If you or a loved one were harmed by this defect, then you may be able
to file a product liability lawsuit against Ford or other parties. You
can discuss your situation with a
Washington DC personal injury attorney at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC at no cost. The free initial consultation provided
by our law firm can help you determine whether you have the option to
file a lawsuit.