Ford has announced that it is recalling just under half a million current model year vehicles due to a risk of fire caused by a fuel leak. The leak impacts 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility and Interceptor Sedans as well as the Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ.
Ford has said that the it is not yet aware of any reports of injury caused by the fuel leak, but says it has received 600 complaints from customers about the leaking gasoline. The recall will involve a total of 465,000 vehicles and dealers will begin notifying owners over the coming days.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Ford has had to issue a recall due to fuel line issues. Just last July, Ford recalled 12,000 2013 Escapes after a defect in the fuel line was found to cause fires. During that recall Ford took the unusually strong step of warning all owners to not even drive their vehicle until it had been repaired. The company says it will not issue such a stern warning in this case.
Sadly, our Virginia personal injury law firm reports on potentially dangerous vehicle recalls far too often. Even more tragic is that the families who suffer serious and even deadly accidents as a result of these recalls are impacted because of the careless mistakes of large automakers. Companies that are responsible for injuring others due to negligent or defective designs should be held financially accountable in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. Our firm has successfully recovered damages for many victims for the pain and losses they suffered caused by defective products.
Defective and dangerous products come in all shapes and sizes, from cars to cribs and everything in between. If you or a family member has been injured, sickened or killed by an unsafe product, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options by reading this article.
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