More than 4000 Ford Trucks are set to be recalled after concerns about a software error impacting indicator lights when shifting from reverse to drive. The recall, which affects Ford F-250s, F-350s, F-450s, and F-550s built between September 13, 2013 and March 31, 2014 at the company’s Kentucky plant, will go into effect as soon as possible, with customers who have purchased one of these vehicles being informed via letter of the potential risk to their vehicle.
According to Ford, the problem was discovered at the plant that produced the vehicles, and to date, no accidents or injuries have been associated with the problem. However, in light of the serious issues that this particular problem has the potential to cause, motorists are recommended to respond to the recall letter as soon as possible in order to avoid any potential complications.
At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, our dedicated legal team takes seriously any and all cases of automotive defects, and we are always prepared to help those who have suffered harm as a result of these problems to pursue justice. Contact us today at 860-322-5302 to learn more about how we can help you.
After learning that their daughter Beth had been killed in a car accident in her Chevy Cobalt, Ken and Beth Melton decided to take action and file a lawsuit against the car’s manufacturer, GM. They hired reliable experts who confirmed the malfunction and which led to the disclosure of GM’s prior awareness of the defect and its failure to order a voluntary recall. The absence of effective oversight by the highly regarded National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in this particular instance where over a dozen similar reports of catastrophic vehicle failure was disregarded has also become evident. So How did the truth come out? It was the very Court system and the Trial Lawyers toiling in their work of seeking answers for a grieving family that brought this to light, resulting in a life saving recall and testimony before Congress.
Michael Smerconish at CNN stated, “We know what we know today only because of the Meltons’ pursuit of justice, their willingness to file a lawsuit. Our civil justice system, it’s often maligned. But, you know, it remains a great check on our free enterprise system. Often, it serves as a more vigilant force than the government itself.”
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As Smerconnish noted, the next time you get a summons for Jury duty, consider the importance of that task instead of looking for ways to avoid the service. Its not only about the convenience any more than cases involving defective products or sub standard medical care is about the money due in compensation for what sometimes can’t even be measured adequately.
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