March 4 , 2020 | Personal Injury
We expect the products we buy and use to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Sometimes the products we buy and consume pose potential risks to our health or safety. When a company becomes aware of a potential risk, it is common for the company to issue a recall. The purpose of the recall is to help warn consumers about the potential risks associated with the product. One type of product that is frequently impacted by recalls is automobiles. Recently, the automaker, Ford, has issued a recall for some of its vehicles.
The recall comes after the discovery that a suspension part can fracture. If the suspension moves a lot on the vehicle, the rear toe link can fracture. If the suspension part fractures, it can increase the risk of the a car accident as toe links help to ensure that the rear suspension of the vehicle is stable and the tires of the vehicle remain on the pavement. The recall impacts over 240,000 Ford vehicles. The vehicles included in the recall are:
- Ford Flex with model years 2013 through 2018
- Taurus police car with model years 2013 through 2018
- Taurus SHO with model years 2013 through 2013 through 2018
- Lincoln MKT with model years 2013 through 2018
Most of the vehicles included in the recall are located in North America. The company has stated that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from the potential issues with the rear suspension. The company plans to begin notifying the owners of the recalled vehicles on March 2, 2020. Owners of the impacted vehicles will be able to take their vehicle into a dealer. At the dealer, they will replace the toe links on both sides with new ones that are stronger.