Ford Recalls 117,000 Vehicles for Seat and Seat Belt Defects

Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 6-Sep-2017

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.

Categories: Product Liability
Blog Home