Ford Issues Recall of Hundreds of Thousands of Escape & Fusion Vehicles, Citing Rollaway Risk
If you drive a 2013 – 2016 Fusion or a 2013 – 2014 Escape, you may have a dangerous gearshift problem on your hands. Ford has recently recalled these vehicles because of an error with a bushing intended to keep the car’s shifter cable in place. This can cause you to believe your vehicle is in park when it is actually in neutral, and it can also lead your car to shift out of park and into neutral. Either scenario could result in your car rolling away or colliding with another object, person, or vehicle while you are not in it.
Though Ford claims there have been no reported injuries or accident caused by this issue, drivers should exercise great caution and visit a dealership immediately in order to have the potentially problematic bushing fixed or replaced. Until you are able to replace or fix the bushing, you may wish to use your car’s parking brake in order to keep it from drifting away or shifting out of park.
Call a Dallas Product Liability Lawyer if Your Ford Vehicles Rolls Away & Causes an Accident
Get in touch with a defective product accident attorney immediately if you have experienced an accident or injury as a result of this or any other auto defect. At Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers, we believe in helping victims of others’ negligence and we work hard to ensure people like you do not have to absorb the cost of someone else’s mistakes.
When you call us, our defective product lawyers handle car accident claims and may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve in order to cover costly damages, such as:
- Hospital bills
- Medical treatments
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Costs associated with car repairs, replacements, etc.
- Lost wages due to time spent out of work because of the accident
Even if your auto accident occurred because of a different defect, don’t wait to get the help you need or seek legal representation. Our Dallas product liability attorneys are prepared to fight for you, even if it means going up against large manufacturers like Ford.
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