Ford is announcing a recall “to fix possible problems with fuel-systems or electrical components” that could potentially result in car fires. The potential fires would result from fuel leaks or electrical short-circuiting. One model affected is the 2010 Ford Ranger. Ford will recall 23,000 of the 2010 Rangers. In total, this specific recall affects 25,000 Ranger pickup trucks from the 2010 model year, including 2,000 recalls in Canada. These defective vehicles will be fixed by local dealers at no charge to the owners.
Ford is also issuing a recall for several other models for about 8,000 vehicles in the United States. The products liability issue with these cars is also the possibility of short circuits causing fires. If one of the cars were to catch on fire as a direct result of the malfunctioning parts, then Ford would be liable for any victims’ damages. As a Plantation Injury Attorney the potential for catastrophic injuries is very alarming, which is why this issue requires immediate attention.
Fortunately, Ford says it hasn’t received any complaints of people suffering injuries from these problems. As a Products Liability Attorney in Plantation, I know that a vehicle short-circuiting could result in a horrible car accident injury, which is why it is so fortunate that Ford is fixing this problem prior to anybody getting hurt. From a legal standpoint, you never know when an issue could spiral out of control and cause serious damages, which is why it is always best to limit your exposure and your liability.
As a Plantation products liability lawyer who has seen defective products lead to serious injuries, I applaud Ford for issuing this recall in such a timely manner. This a very sound and socially responsible business decision by Ford to minimize the chance of anybody suffering injuries. All in all, getting the word out early like this is both a good legal and a good business move.