Ford trucks are being recalled because of a possible overheating probem that could cause vehicle fires, according to the company.
Ford Motor Co. said nearly 15,000 F-line trucks and Lincoln MKX vehicles are affected by the recall, including: 14,737, 2011 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles.
The recall comes after two unattended 2011 F-150 vehicles caught fire at the Dearborn Assembly Plant in recent weeks, according to news reports. The automaker blames the overheating problem on an internal electrical short in the vehicles.
"An investigation by Lear found that a newly hired operator failed to properly clean a soldering machine during four production shifts from Oct. 25-30, resulting in a small number of printed circuit boards with contaminants that could result in a short circuit," Ford said.
The motor company said they haven't heard any reports of fires by consumers. It hopes the voluntary recall will fix the fire safety hazard before any car accidents or injuries occur because of the problem.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney, , I'm glad to see Ford take care of this problem before any injuries occur. Ford said it would begin notifying owners Jan. 10 to come into a dealership for a free inspection and replacement part if necessary. I urge drivers to get the faulty part replaced as soon as possible. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident involving a recalled automobile you may want to seek the services of a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .