According to Motor Trend, Ford has recalled more than 400,000 sedan and crossover vehicles in the U.S. over concerns about power steering complications.
The news outlet reported that the recall involves certain Mercury Milan models, as well as 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models, and 2011-2013 Ford Taurus, Flex and Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles.
Keep in mind, if you have concerns that your vehicle may be involved in a recall, you can visit safercar.gov, where you can do a search based on a model’s VIN.
Motor Trend reported that the recall involves issues with an electrical connection in the steering linkage. The issue could lead to the loss of electric power steering while someone is using a vehicle, which could make turning very hard as the vehicle switches to a manual steering mode.
The news outlet reported that this could increase a person’s risk of being involved in a car accident. Ford reported that four accidents have been reported relating to the defect. People are being asked to contact their local dealership for repair options.
You Can Hold a Defective Vehicle Manufacturer Liable
There have been far too many vehicle recalls reported in the news recently. Remember, if you are ever injured or your loved one is killed in a vehicle that suffers from defective auto parts, you may be able to hold the manufacturer liable.
Auto manufacturers have a duty to make sure that all of their products are safe before they are sold. As this case shows, defects can lead to serious accidents. Speak to an attorney about your legal rights if a recalled vehicle has affected you. You may be able to obtain compensation through a lawsuit or you may be able to enter into a settlement program.
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