When you buy a car or other motor vehicle, you have to trust that the manufacturer has built a safe product. However, problems that require a recall may occur after a vehicle is designed, produced, and sold. Recently, Ford Motor Company issued a notice of a safety recall for its new F-150 Lightning truck. Here is more on this recent Ford recall of its electric vehicle.
F-150 Lightning Recall
On April 26, 2022, Ford announced the launch of its new electric F-150 Lightning pickup. According to the company, at the time of the announcement, Lightning was the fastest-accelerating F-150 and the only full-size electric pickup available with a starting price of less than $40,000.
In late June 2022, the auto manufacturer issued its first safety recall on the F-150 Lightning pickup. Ford’s announcement is due to issues surrounding the EV’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). According to the company, the tire pressure issue only impacts trucks delivered with certain size tires.
Specifically, the safety compliance recall applies to certain 2022 F-150 Lightning trucks with 20-inch or 22-inch all-season tires. The problem is that the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light may not function when intended and, therefore, may be unable to provide adequate warning of low tire pressure.
According to a recent article, Ford claims the issue is due to the “recommended tire cold inflation pressure value in the Body Control Module (BCM) being inaccurately set to 35 psi rather than 42 psi.” Ford has also indicated that low tire inflation pressure could interfere with vehicle handling and lead to a possible loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
The auto manufacturer’s Lightning F-150 recall includes 2,666 U.S. vehicles and 220 in Canada. There are no accidents or injuries connected to the announcement Dealers will update the Body Control Module software for undelivered vehicles and customers who want the remedy immediately, a fix that takes approximately 20 minutes. There are currently no accidents or injuries associated with the recall issue.
Ford’s Rollaway Recall
The F-150 Lightning recall comes just weeks after Ford’s rollaway recall. That safety announcement impacted almost 3 million cars and SUVs due to rollaway defects. Ford’s recalls include 2013 through 2019 Escape SUVs, 2013 through 2018 C-Max hybrids, 2013 through 2016 Fusion sedans, 2013 through 2021 Transit Connect vans, and 2015 through 2018 Edge SUVs. The automaker issued the announcement because of a risk that the vehicles will roll away while they are still in the parked position.
Automobile Defect Injuries
When an automobile has a significant defect, the vehicle may malfunction, leading to driver, passenger, motorist, and bystander injuries. These types of accidents can be severe, resulting in victims being hospitalized and incurring extensive medical costs. Accident victims may also have property damage, lost wages and work time, and pain and suffering. However, these cases can be complex, and it’s important that victims are aware of their rights. Therefore, if you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective automobile part or component, you should contact an experienced car accident and automobile defect attorney as soon as possible to discuss your accident and available remedies.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents can have significant consequences for injured people and their loved ones. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to motor vehicle equipment failure, you should schedule a free consultation with the experienced attorneys at Bonina & Bonina, PC. Call us at 1888-MEDLAW1 or contact us online for a free consultation. We have experience helping clients with car accident personal injury cases, and we can explain your options and help you decide what actions you should take. At Bonina & Bonina, PC, we come to work daily believing that there should be equal justice for all. Se Habla Espaňol. Home and hospital visits are available.