Ford Recalls

Figure 1: A 2021 F-150 pickup truck. Photo credit: www.APNews.com.

In July 2023, Ford initiated a significant recall affecting more than 870,000 of its popular F-150 pickup trucks. The reason behind this recall stemmed from a critical safety issue related to the unexpected activation of electric brakes. Specifically, the recall pertains to F-150 trucks manufactured between 2021 and 2023 that are equipped with single exhaust systems.

Government safety regulators highlighted a specific concern: a rear wiring bundle within the vehicles could come into contact with the rear axle housing. This contact leads to chafing of the wiring, ultimately resulting in a short circuit. This electrical malfunction, in turn, has the potential to activate the parking brake autonomously, without any intervention from the driver. Such unanticipated activation poses a significant hazard, greatly increasing the risk of a potential crash or accident.

In light of these safety concerns, it is of paramount importance for vehicle owners to stay vigilant and proactive about vehicle maintenance. Regular servicing and prompt attention to any recall notices issued by manufacturers are crucial steps to ensure the ongoing safety and functionality of your vehicle. Ignoring or overlooking such recalls can have severe consequences, not only for the driver and passengers but also for other road users. Therefore, staying informed and taking proactive measures to address any potential safety issues promptly is imperative for maintaining road safety and preventing accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed under the same or similar circumstances, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.

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