A number of automakers announced auto recalls this past week, including Ford, whose recalls impact over 652,000 vehicles in the United States. If you’re a driver in the state of Washington, one of the following recalls might impact you or a loved one.
Ford Recalls: Visibility, Electrical Issues, And Detached Head Restraints
According to the manufacturer, Ford is recalling 2019 F-150, Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles over poor electrical conditions that can cause the rearview camera to display a distorted image or simply a blank screen. This visibility issue increases the risk of accidents, putting bystanders at risk.
The firm is also recalling the 2015 Escape vehicles that come with 2.0-liter engines over shifter cables that can detach and the 2022 Lincoln Aviator vehicles over front-row driver and passenger seat power head restraint cushions that can become detached, exposing occupants to personal injury risks.
Additionally, Ford is recalling the 2020 and 2021 F-150 and Expedition, the 2020 through 2022 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550, and the 2020 and 2021 Lincoln Navigator vehicles after learning that their windshield wiper arms can break, causing them to fail. If this occurs during a rainy day, poor visibility can contribute to accidents. At least 652,996 units are affected.
Accident Risks Behind Toyota Recalls
Toyota announced that the 2022 Lexus NX250, NX350, NX350h, and NX450h+ vehicles come with shock absorber that were assembled with missing spot-welds, increasing the risk of accidents due to the loss of vehicle stability.
Toyota is also recalling the 2022 Lexus LX, Lexus NX HEV, Lexus NX PHEV, and Toyota RAV4 HEV, the 2021 and 2022 Lexus LS HEV, Toyota Mirai, RAV4 PRIME, Sienna, and Venza, as well as the 2020 through 2022 Toyota Highlander HEV vehicles.
These units come with electronic control unit (ECU) software that may not provide skid control once the vehicle is restarted after the driver disabled the vehicle stability control (VSC) system. Because of this issue, these vehicles can expose drivers to accident risks. At least 458,054 units were impacted by this recall alone.
If you own a Ford or Toyota vehicle that was impacted by any of the recalls mentioned above, do not hesitate to contact the manufacturer to learn more about the issues.
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