Posted on: March 6, 2011
Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 31,000 vehicles because of a potential fuel leak and electrical problems, according to news reports .
Included in the recall are 23,688 2010 model Ford Ranger trucks and 8,022 vehicles from the 2011 model year, including the Ford Edge crossover, the Lincoln MKX crossover and the F-series line of pick-up trucks: the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford said the recalled Ranger trucks have a “protective layer of an engine fuel line near the throttle body shield may not be properly installed,” which could eventually cause a fuel leak. Ford said it was not aware of any fires related to the problem.
The other vehicles recalled could have a faulty electrical system that may short and prompt a vehicle fire.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I’m glad Ford caught these problems and was able to issue recalls before any personal injuries or car accidents were reported. I urge consumers to check their vehicles and get the problems fixed if they are part of the recall.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .