Posted on: March 15, 2011
More popular Ford brand trucks are being recalled because of government recommendations, according to news reports. Ford Motor Co. is extending its recall of the F-150 trucks to include 6,000 more units, bringing the total F-150 truck recall for 150,000 vehicles.
Ford initially recalled F-150s in February at the request of the government auto safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which asked Ford Motor Co. to recall 1.3 million trucks.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has “received reports of 98 injuries due to unintentional air-bag deployments. Most of the accidents occurred when the trucks were started,” according to news reports.
Included in the recall are F-150 pickups produced between November 2004 and June 2005 at Ford’s Norfolk, Va., assembly plant, including 140,000 trucks in the U.S. and 9,000 in Canada.
Ford also recently recalled 363,000 F-150 pickup trucks because of a problem with the door handle, according to news reports.
As a North Charleston personal injury attorney , I’m glad Ford was able to catch this recall before any injuries occurred. I hope the address all the vehicles that need fixed in order to prevent any future injuries, Consumers affected by this recall can bring their F-150 pickup trucks to dealerships to get the problem fixed.
If you have been injured as a result of a product recall, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .