Recalls Continue In Record Numbers: Ford Recalls 83K Cars and SUVs for Power Loss; Volkswagen Pulls 151K for Vehicle Stalling
There’s nothing quite like a new car. That spectacular “new car” smell, the glorious sheen of fresh paint, the occasional unexpected power failure – wait, that last one doesn’t seem right…
With all the clamor in the news regarding the colossal number of GM recalls in recent months, we are sad to see Ford and Volkswagen enter the fray, with 83,000 and 151,000 recalls by Ford and Volkswagen respectively.
The 83,000 recalled Ford vehicles have the potential to “lose power unexpectedly” or “slip out of park without driver intervention,” two very serious issues that can be incredibly dangerous if left untended.
Volkswagen’s issues are rooted in its Tiguan line of compact SUVs. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), “… bubbles may form in the fuel system which could result in the vehicle stalling.” This recall affects nearly every Tiguan sold in the United States since the model’s release.
For your convenience, we’ve listed the recalled vehicle models for you below:
- Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX (2012-2014)
Made between 9/2/2010 and 11/30/2013
- Ford Flex and Lincoln MKS (2013-2014)
Made between 9/12/2011 and 11/30/2013
- Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS (2013-2014)
Made between 8/25/2011 and 11/30/2013
- Volkswagen Tiguan (2009-2014)
Made between 6/2007 and 6/2014
When your vehicle is recalled, the problems described above should be covered under your manufacturer warranty regardless of mileage. If your vehicle has been to the dealership for any of these issues repeated times, you may have a claim under your state’s lemon law or the Federal Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act.
Keep in mind, the manufacturer has only a few chances to fix a vehicle before it’s considered a lemon. First, find out what qualifies as a lemon in your state. If your situation is all too familiar to what you see on the list, it’s time to consult an experienced lemon lawyer.
Likewise, if you’ve had difficulty getting your vehicle repaired in a timely manner, you may have a lemon law claim. NJ Lemon Law, for example, notes that a new vehicle, be it a car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle, only needs to spend twenty total calendar days in the shop for repair before it’s considered a lemon.
We can’t stress it enough: If you think your Ford, Volkswagen, or other new vehicle may be a lemon, it’s important for you to call upon an experienced lemon law attorney. In states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, legal representation for any lemon law claim is 100% cost-free, meaning you never have to pay a penny, regardless of whether you win or lose. If you prevail in your lemon law case, you may be entitled to receive a complete repurchase, a brand new vehicle, or money to reimburse you for the decreased value and functionality of your lemon.
Feel free to email us with any questions.