Ford is recalling thousands of trucks because of a faulty switch that can cause the break lights to end, according to news reports .
The recall affects certain 2004 through 2011 Ranger pickups, 2002 through 2005 Excursion SUVs, and 2002 through 2007 F-250, 350, 450 and 550 trucks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Approximately 20,450 trucks in the U.S. are affected, plus Ford is recalling more than 6,000 of the switches that were sent to dealers as replacement parts.
So far, no car accidents or personal injuries have occurred as a result of the recall.
As a Columbia personal injury attorney , I urge consumers to stop using this product to protect themselves from potentially serious injuries. I hope Ford can fix all the vehicles before any car accidents or personal injuries occur. Under the recall, dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge. The recall is expected to begin about Aug. 15. Owners can reach Ford's customer service center at 866-436-7332.
While we don't handle this kind of recall we feel that it's important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you might wish to contact an Columbia personal injury lawyer who can help.