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Ford Motor Company said it is issuing three new safety recall campaigns covering more than 76,000 vehicles.
According to a Detroit News report, the automaker said it is recalling 2005-08 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2006-08 Mercury Mariner hybrid vehicles for a motor electronic coolant pump issue.
According to Ford, this issue can cause the part to fail, resulting in a sudden stall-like condition while driving. Such an engine stall without warning while driving may increase the risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by these vehicle defects.
This recall includes about 74,000 SUVs in the United States. In addition, Ford is recalling 400 2014 Focus, 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles and one 2014 Escape for a fuel delivery model issue. In these affected vehicles, a crack may develop between the fuel pump filter body and the filter cap, which may result in low fuel pressure, which may in turn cause malfunction indicator light illumination, extended crank, no start, loss of power, or engine stall.
Ford also announced a recall for 1,700 2014 F650 and F750 vehicles with Cummins ISB diesel engines for a fuel filter issue. According to Cummins, the bond that attaches the filter shell to the filter nut plate may fail on affected filters. If this occurs, the shell may separate from the fuel filter nut plate.
The resulting fuel leak may cause the engine to stall without warning, increasing the risk of the crash. Cummins dealers will replace the suspect engine fuel filters at no cost to consumers when the recall begins.
Understand the Recall Notice
It is important for consumers to understand that even seemingly minor recalls can involve life-threatening defects and must not be ignored. If you get a recall notice, the first action to take is to read it carefully.
A recall notice will have the following information:
- A description of the safety defect
- Any risks or dangers including potential injury
- Possible warning signs
- What the fix is for the problem
- When the repair will be available and how long it will take
- Instructions on what to do next
- Contact information for the manufacturer
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective auto, it is important that you preserve the vehicle so an expert can examine it for potential defects and malfunctions.
An auto product law firm with experienced attorneys, access to resources and experts will be able to help victims and their families hold negligent automakers accountable for injuries, damages and losses caused by defective or recalled vehicles.