The news has buzzing with automobile recalls in recent weeks from brands including Kia, Ford and Hyundai. These vehicle recalls are hitting close to home right here in Green Country and nationwide, so be sure to check the status of your vehicle’s recall list at www.nhtsa.gov.
Ford announced a dangerous recall due to door latch failure. Door latches are not working properly, posing a risk of doors not closing correctly or opening while the vehicle is in motion. Last year door latch recalls cost Ford more than $640 million to correct. The recent recall affects 2014 Fiesta, 2013-2014 Fusion, 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ, 2012-2015 Focus, 2013-2015 Escape and 2013-2015 C-Max Ford models.
Another Ford recall affects about 360,000 2014 Escape, 2014-2015 Fiesta ST, 2013-2014 Fusion and 2013-2015 Transit Connect models. Possible engine fires because of coolant circulation failure has lead to this recall, which might lead to the cylinder head cracking and oil leaking onto hot surfaces within the engine.
Yet another Ford recall is specifically for 2017 model F-250 trucks totaling 53,000 in number. The recall claims that there is a manufacturing flaw that may cause trucks to roll even when the transmission is in park. Replacement parts are not available at dealerships at this time, so Ford is asking owners to use the parking brake to ensure trucks do not roll while in park. This recall includes trucks built in Fords Kentucky plant in the beginning of October of 2015. All he recalled trucks have the 6.2-liter engine.
Kia and Hyundai have announced a staggering recall of approximately 1.4 million automobiles in the United States, South Korea and Canada. The recall involves stalling and failing engines, which could greatly increases the risk of crashing. Recalled models are the 2013 and 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUVs and Sonatas, as well as 2011-2014 Kia Optima.
Safety standards for all vehicles have gotten stricter in the past years, which is great for you and I as consumers. These stricter standards mean more recalls that are intended to prevent crashes and injuries. We here at Jones Brown Law have seen our fair share of the devastating injuries that are involved in some of these substandard vehicles and the public. Should you have the need for us in a recalled or defective product matter, know that we have a experienced legal team ready and willing to help you every step of the way. You can contact us by CLICKING HERE.
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