On Friday, November 16, 2018, Ford issued four safety recalls in North America for some of its new SUVs and trucks. The following vehicles were included in the recall:
- 2018 Ford Expedition
- 2018 Lincoln Navigator
- 2018 Ford Explorer
- 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty
- 2019 Lincoln Nautilus
This recall follows the October recall of about 1.3 million Ford Focus cars. 2012-2018 Ford Focuses with 2-liter, 4-cylinder engines have a fuel system problem that can cause the vehicles to stall without warning.
2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator
Approximately 38,000 Expeditions and Navigators were recalled in North America because the second-row bench seats may be missing what are known as J-channel reinforcement brackets. The brackets are part of the seat track assembly and when one or both is missing, the seat may not be properly restrained during a crash, significantly increasing the risk of injury. Ford recommends moving the seat back to the furthest position away from the front of the vehicle until the vehicle can be serviced for this concern. Almost 35,000 of the 38,000 vehicles recalled are in the United States.
2018 Ford Explorer
2018 Ford Explorers with a 2.3 or 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine may have a flawed fuel pressure sensor that could potentially result in a fuel leak, thus increasing the risk of a fire. The recall affects about 160 vehicles.
2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty
Ford estimates there are four 2019 Ford Super Duty vehicles in the U.S. with transmission casings that are missing material where the parking pawl engages the transmission. This can cause the vehicle to move while in park, subsequently increasing the risk of injury.
2019 Lincoln Nautilus
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus may lack adaptive front steering to replace driver airbag modules with improperly formed injection-molded plastic covers. These covers have the potential to separate during airbag deployment, which increases the risk of injury in a crash. There are an estimated 270 vehicles affected.
If you or someone you know has had problems with your vehicle and the manufacturer has refused to resolve your issues by way of warranty or recall, call the Law Office of Richard Schechter today for a free consultation. Mr. Schechter will be happy to answer any questions you may have and explain your legal rights. Call 1-800-734-5612 today.