Ford is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles due to a possible defect in the front seat belts of several models. The company says the pre-tension deployment system can fail, preventing the seatbelts from properly restraining an individual in a car accident. The pre-tension system automatically tightens the seatbelts when a driver stops a vehicle, preventing the buildup of slack in the restraints. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars.
Millions of drivers across the country entrust their vehicle’s safety restraint systems with their lives each day, under the belief that if they are involved in a crash, their seatbelts will prevent further injury. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has spent millions of dollars in advertisements promoting their “Click It or Ticket” campaign urging drivers to wear their seat belts. The potential failure of these systems is surely worrisome, and all owners of the affected models should schedule a service appointment with their dealership as soon as possible.
If you have been involved in a car accident in which the various safety systems failed to adequately protect you, or if your injuries were worsened by faulty restraints, you may have a potential claim for damages against the manufacturer. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.