A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a Ford recall over defective door latches. It turns out that not only can these latches fail, causing your door to open while driving, this also wasn’t the first time Ford instituted a recall over latches. Now another Ford recall is looming, but this defect could be even more serious than door latch problems.
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Faulty ignition switches were causing GM vehicles to crash while in accessory mode. This prevented airbags from deploying, which led to many injuries and deaths. GM called the problem rolling stalls, and now Ford might have a similar problem.
Fuel injection pumps on 2013-2015 Ford Flex, Taurus, Police Interceptor, Lincoln MKS, and MKT models are malfunctioning. The defect can prevent these vehicles from starting, or even worse, they can cause them to stall while driving. So far there has been no word on whether the stalling of Ford vehicles disables airbags like GM ignition switch incidents, but you should probably be cautious nonetheless.
The auto making giant also reports that its 2015-2016 Transit van models may also be affected by similar fuel pump issues. So, businesses that use these vehicles need to also be conscious of this problem. Ford claims that there have been no injuries or crashes caused by this defect, but it’s still offering to repair the defective fuel pumps for free. However, just because Ford claims there have been no reports of crashes, doesn’t mean they haven’t happened.
Everyone should stay vigilant to make sure they don’t fall victim to defective automotive parts, and if you hear about a recall for your car, take care of it as soon as possible. To stay on top of the latest automotive recall news, keep following our blog, and don’t forget to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to voice your opinions on this latest Ford recall.
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