Three different safety issues have prompted Ford Motor Company to recall nearly 1.5 million vehicles in North America due to a handful of problems that could put drivers at risk.
The affected vehicles included Ford F-150s, Lincoln Continentals, Lincoln Nautilus, Lincoln Navigators, and Mustangs.
The first recall included an automatic transmission shift problem in roughly 1.48 million Ford F-150’s from the years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
According to a release issued by Ford on February 13, the transmission “may experience an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, potentially resulting in a temporary, unintended downshift into first gear.”
This downshift into first gear without warning could cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash. So far, there have been five reports of accidents, one of which may have included whiplash.
Approximately 1.26 million cars in the United State and 221,000 in Canada are among those recalled. The reference number for this recall is 19S07.
Ford issued a recall for Lincoln Continental vehicles from the years 2017, 2018, and 2018 due to a door latch that may not engage. Some vehicles may have an intermittently functioning door latch motor due to a buildup of silicon contamination. When this happens, the latch may not engage and could potentially lead to the door opening while driving.
No accidents have been reported due to this recall. The recall affects 27,000 vehicles in the United State and 1,200 vehicles in Canada. The recall reference number is 19S03.
Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, Lincoln Navigator
The final recall Ford announced is for 2019 versions of the Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln Navigator due to blank instrument panel cluster assembly. It may be blank when starting the vehicle. So far there have not been any reported injuries or accidents due to the problem.
This recall included 4,200 vehicles in the United States and 150 in Canada. The recall reference number is 19C03.
Towards the end of 2018, Ford issued a recall of 1.46 million units of its Focus model due to a defect in the fuel tank that could cause the car to stall and not restart.
Do I Have a Ford Lawsuit?
If you or somebody you know was in an accident due to one of the above mentioned defects, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit. Contact the lawyers at Johnson // Becker to discuss your particular case. We offer a free case review and respond promptly to all case inquiries.