Are You and Your Family at Risk? Ford Recalls over 280,000 Trucks and SUV's with Potentially Deadly Defects
On April 27, 2016, Ford Motor Company announced plans to recall over 280,000 pick up trucks and SUV's. Ford is recalling some 2014 and 2015 Explorers because features of the vehicle's rear suspension were poorly welded, can break, and result in a loss of steering. At least one crash and injury have been reported. Ford is also recalling some 2011 and 2012 F-150's, 2012 Mustangs, and 2012 Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators because of a software glitch that can suddenly and unexpectedly cause the vehicle's transmission to downshift to first gear even if traveling at highway speeds. At least three crashes have attributed to the defect.
To make sure you and your family are not at risk, find your vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number or VIN. The VIN is a 17 digit code of letters and numbers that can be found on the inside of the driver side door panel on a sticker or in the lower left hand corner of the windshield below your inspection sticker on a metal placard. You will have to go outside the vehicle to see it through the windshield. Take a picture of the VIN or write it down. Then click on the button below to go to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. Enter your VIN and NHTSA will let you know if your vehicle is affected.
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