Call Now For A Free Consultation 24/7 (941) 954-1234

More Defects Besides Malfunctioning Airbags Can Lead To Crashes

Turning on the news today can send people into panic mode as headlines are littered with information about automotive recalls. Some of the issues are minor, while others are more severe because they can cause injuries and even deaths. These problems endanger car operators, their passengers, pedestrians, and other folks on the roadways. The instances should never happen, but unfortunately, they do occur more often than one might think.

Manufacturer liability is a legal concept that holds sellers and manufacturers liable for harm that defective products cause. By the time these items reach the open market, they are supposed to be thoroughly tested to assure that they are safe for consumers to use. However, on occasion, things don’t go according to plan, and unsafe products make it into the marketplace. Then, injuries become part of the equation.

Floridians Should Be Aware Of This Power Train Problem

With global warming being such a hot topic these days, many people have chosen to buy small cars that are environmentally friendly. Plus, the vehicles are typically a lot better on gas than bigger SUVs or pickup trucks, and who can’t stand to save a few bucks at the pump with today’s high fuel prices? Regardless of why an individual decided to purchase one of these autos, they should know about this issue of a particular model.

Ford Motor Company is expected to begin recall number 19S16 on May 28, 2019. This is an expansion of the previous recall 18V471. Certain 2013-2016 Fusion vehicles are the models in question, and there are a potential 259,182 units affected. That is a substantial amount, which means the cars can be found just about anywhere, including in your own garage or driveway. What exactly can happen with these models?

Well, a bushing that connects the shifter cable to the transmission can degrade over time. When this deterioration occurs, the bushing may detach from the transmission. Then, as the driver puts the car in Park, it might not actually be in Park at all. Thus, the Fusion can unexpectedly move, which increases the risk of a crash. There will be no warning or audible charm to alert the operator about the danger.

For now, the remedy is still being developed. Owners that want to learn more information about the situation should feel free to contact Ford’s customer service department at 1-866-436-7332. Be sure to mention the numbers mentioned above to get relevant data that pertains to this specific recall.

What To Do If You Sustain Injuries From Defective Products

Manufacturers usually have lawyers on retainer. They are waiting in the wings for a lawsuit to arise. Their goal is to prevent their client from paying out a large settlement. If it can be proven that the organization was negligent, you may be entitled to fair compensation for your injuries. So, consider putting a proven legal firm on your side and get the representation that you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys have more than 14 years of experience navigating the legal system.

The team has represented many south Florida citizens during this span with much success. Don’t simply take our word for it though. Instead, take a look at the results section on our website to see some of the outcomes for yourself. Then, when you get ready, give us a call for a free consultation. If your claim has a leg to stand on, you will gain fierce advocates in your corner that are prepared to take the case the distance.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

More Defects Besides Malfunctioning Airbags Can Lead To Crashes

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh

Attorney Case Review
Get The Justice
You Deserve

Free Attorney Consultation

Law offices
Near you

Serving All Of Southwest Florida