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Mazda, Ford Recall Vehicles Over Serious Crash Risks

Multiple car companies launched recalls in the last couple of days. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thousands of these vehicles may end up exposing consumers to serious accident risks.

The first recall campaign drivers should not ignore comes from Ford Motor Company. The report claims that all units of the 2015 Ford F-150 trucks fitted with Adaptive Cruise Controls (ACC) may expose drivers to accident risks.

The units listed under this recall were manufactured between March 18, 2014 and August 6, 2015. Since the ACC systems may detect an obstacle in its path that is not there, the system may apply the brakes unexpectedly. If this occurs while the vehicle is traveling at higher speeds, an accident may occur and occupants will be exposed to possible injury risks.

Ford has claimed that at least 33,481 vehicles were listed under this recall in the United States.

Consumers with the recalled vehicles will be contacted by Ford beginning October 19, 2015. Once you’re contacted, the company should be able to help you schedule a visit to a local dealer where the staff wil reprogram the cruise control module in the impacted vehicles to make sure that the ACC radar software is updated as well.

If you’re not contacted after October 19, make sure you reach out to Ford’s customer service as soon as possible in order to make sure your vehicle is repaired as soon as possible.

Mazda’s Recall Linked to Fire Risks

According to the NHTSA official report on this particular recall, all impacted vehicles come with fuel tanks that may have been fitted with a shut-off valve that could allow fuel to enter into the fuel tank emission systems. If too much fuel ends up entering the emission system, it may end up leaking out onto the ground and the engine will stall.

Mazda has reported that impacted units include the 2015 and 2016 Mazda3 vehicles. Consumers with the recalled cars are being advised to stop driving their cars until all repairs have been completed.

Mazda will start contacting impacted vehicle owners immediately. Once your vehicle is inspected at dealers, the staff will look at the vehicle’s fuel shut-off valve and have components replaced if needed. The repairs should be carried out entirely for free.

Consumers with recalled vehicles in their possession are urged to never ignore the potential risks. Until companies change how they do business and ensure their vehicles are safe, more recalls will continue to be launched and people will continue to get hurt. Whenever you’re impacted by a recall, make sure to have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible to avoid accidents.

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