Ford is recalling 202,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs in the United States and North America. Why? The American automobile manufacturer seeks to fix a serious transmission problem that has already resulted in several crashes. Read on to learn about your legal rights in addition to the recall.
CNBC reports that Ford is recalling 202,000 F-150 pickup trucks, SUVs, and cars in North America to fix an automatic transmission problem that may cause the vehicle to suddenly downshift to first gear. This recall extends to 2011-2012 F-150 trucks, as well as 2012 Expedition, Mustang, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles.
According to ford, a software problem in a speed sensor may force the afflicted vehicles into a downshift. The issue has already resulted in three crashes (fortunately, with no serious injuries).
This news comes to us in the wake of Wednesday’s announcement that Ford will be recalling no less than 81,000 Explorer SUVs in order to fix a rear suspension problem. The suspension recall applies to 2014-2015 Explorer SUV and Police Interceptor models sold in North America – specifically the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Ford has stated that the suspension issue, separate from the aforementioned transmission problem, has already resulted in one crash and injury.
While the manufacturer – in this instance, Ford – will attempt to repair the problem in the case of a recall, it may not always be fixed the first time around. In fact, you yourself may have already been to the shop multiple times to repair these issues.
If you’ve been back to the manufacturer repeatedly and under warranty for problems with your transmission or suspension, you may have rights in addition to the recall.
Attorneys from our firm have successfully helped drivers in this situation and in others regarding Ford transmission problems. If at all possible, we would like to help you at no cost – Lemon Law help is always 100% cost-free to consumers.