Ford announced a massive recall involving approximately 181,000 vehicles in February 2008. The first recall involved nearly 124,000 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Navigators that were produced from 2007 to 2008. These vehicles were said to have faulty door handles, having been manufactured, according to the report, with springs that can break. This would prevent the door handle from springing back into the closed position. Due to this problem, these vehicles have doors that were at risk for coming open during a side-impact accident.
The other recall involved 57,000 Navigator and Ford Expedition SUVs that were produced from 2006 to 2007, as well as Ford E-150, E-250 and E-350 vans. These vehicles were said to have faulty fuel pumps which could crack and leak fuel, potentially leading to a fire. These pumps were reported to be contained in vehicles that were equipped with the 5.4-liter V-8 engine.
According to Ford, no accidents involving property damage or personal injury occurred due to either of these recalls; however, they were asking the owners of these vehicles to bring them in so that these parts can be replaced free of charge. Customers who have further questions have been asked to contact Ford at 800-392-3673.
If you or a loved one owns one of the affected Ford Expedition or Lincoln Navigator models and have experienced an injury or accident due to electrical malfunctions, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with automobile recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.