After being experienced by a number of owners, Ford is recalling its F-150 trucks that may experience unwanted parking brake issues while driving. The rubbing of the wiring harness and rear axle housing causes deterioration of the outer insulating covering of wires. It can worsen the issue and give it a serious and genuine turn for everyone around these vehicles on the roads. After hundreds of complaints, Ford has no alternative but to resolve the issues.
The Spontaneous Brake Activation Issue
Spontaneous brake activation issue is an irresistible problem that is not only dangerous for the vehicle but, also for all the surrounding vehicles on the go. The problem eventually causes huge discomfort and security concerns for the drivers. It demands immediate fix and compensation to all the edgy owners as it directly impacts Ford’s standing.
Accusations and Proclamations
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) came up with 918 complaints, out of which 299 genuinely encountered the spontaneous brake activation issue. Even more concerning, is that 19 trucks experienced this on the road while driving.
Models under the Recall
The vehicles under the influence of spontaneous brake activation issues are Ford’s bestselling F-150 trucks including models from 2021 to 2023.
Legal Action and Potential Rulings
After receiving a large number of complaints, NHTSA investigated and issued a recall. To act upon it, on July 14, 2023, Ford’s Field Review Committee inspected the problem and agreed to involve a field action for the resolution. Ford started reaching out to its customers, the owners of Ford F-150 trucks through emails from September 11.
The owners are requested to go to respective Ford dealerships and get the issue resolved at zero cost. The company will install a tie strap and tape wrap to solve the problem. If it doesn’t work well and the replacement of the harness is needed, it will also be facilitated at the expense of the company.
The spontaneous brake activation issue is a major hazard for both, the drivers and the people on the road. It involves safety issues and life-threatening injuries for the owners and trust matters. This issue may cause a reduction in the purchase of F-150 or at least buyers may need to have a second thought before making a purchase. The huge number of complaints provoked NHTSA to take notice and give rulings about the compensation.
If you are going through the same issue or even any other issues in your vehicle, which is impacting the performance of the vehicle or risking your safety, feel free to reach out.
The legal team of attorneys at Lemon-Firm possess an impressive record in assuring settlement via reimbursements for the owners who were sold vehicles with in-built fault. We encourage you to dial 833-lemon-firm and discuss with a case analyst for professional advice.