The name itself, “Ford,” has been known for years in certain automotive circles as a tongue-in-cheek acronym for ‘Found on Road Dead,’ and ‘Fix Or Repair Daily.’ While these monikers amount to little more than clever word play, the sheer number of vehicles recalled by Ford for serious mechanical problems over the years suggests at least some truth to the joke. What follows is a non-comprehensive work in progress, and represents only a fraction of the vehicles called back by the automaker. Contact our law firm immediately if you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a Ford automobile.
Ford Recall List
Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Explorer SUVs, F-150 Trucks for Software Problems
June 13, 2019 – Ford has issued another massive recall for more than 1.3 million vehicles to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems, the automaker said in a press release issued on Wednesday. Affected models include:
- Ford Explorers
- Econoline trucks
- Flex crossover
- Lincoln MKS
- Lincoln MKT crossover
Ford Explorers from model years 2011-2017 are the hardest hit by the new recall, according to CBS News. The problem stems from a rear suspension toe link which can break, limiting steering control. Ford said its dealerships will fix the defective part free of charge.
Ford Expands Takata Airbag Recall
January 4, 2019 – Ford expanded its recall list for vehicles that contain defective and possibly even deadly Takata airbags for the 4th time, according to MotorSafety.org. The recent expansion affects 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2010-2011 Ford Ranger, 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, 2010-2012 Lincoln MKZ, 2010-2011 Mercury Milan and 2010-2014 Ford Mustang. The number of units affected is approximately 953,000 vehicles across the U.S. and Canada.
Ford F-150 Brake Failure Recall
May 25, 2016 – Ford recalled more than 225,000 F-150 pickups for defective master brake cylinders that were reported to leak and fail, increasing the risk of crash and severe injury or death to motorists. NHTSA said it was aware of at least 33 complaints over the problem, including reports of drivers mashing brake pedals all the way to the floorboard with a complete loss of brake power. In other F-150s, brake fluid leaked from the master cylinder to the brake booster, causing the problem. At least 4 crashes were linked to the issue, NHTSA said.
Ford Power Steering Recall
October 4, 2014 – NHTSA issued a press release announcing an investigation into more than 500 complaints of steering problems with the following vehicles:
- 2010-2012 Ford Fusion
- 2010-2012 Lincoln MKZ
- 2010-2011 Mercury Milan
The announcement followed news of a class action lawsuit filed against Ford over a separate line of its vehicles for a nearly identical power steering problem. That suit was later denied class action certification after a judge ruled plaintiffs were unable to sufficiently prove all owners were harmed by the alleged defect.
Can I File a Class Action?
Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is a nationally recognized class action firm, we have decided against this type of litigation when it comes to Ford recall lawsuits. Our lawyers feel that if there is a successful resolution to these cases, individual suits, not class actions will be the best way to get maximum payouts to our clients. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a Ford automobile, we know you’ve suffered emotionally and economically, and want to work with you personally to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I Have a Ford Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Ford recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new car accident injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a Ford vehicle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.