Some of the most popular automakers in America continue to launch major recalls, listing millions of vehicles as potentially dangerous. As personal injury attorneys, we would like to alert all Washington residents about the potential issues.
According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 77,500 vehicles are being recalled by Ford Motor Company after the firm learned that all units of the 2013 through 2015 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor vehicles as well as 2013 through 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI Ecoboost engines may experience a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.
The issue is due to the presence of a component within the fuel pump electric module (PEM) that could lead to an overheating issue. Since this problem may cause the engine to stall and a crash to occur, occupants may end up being injured as a result.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles are being urged to either contact Ford or wait until the company contacts them directly.
The second auto recall campaign to have been launched recently impacts over 3,640,000 vehicles nationwide. The millions of cars recalled were produced by General Motors.
According to the official announcement, General Motors, LLC has recalled all units of the 2014 through 2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles, as well as the 2015 through 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles, as well as the 2014 through 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, and Buick Encore.
These millions of vehicles have been fitted with air bag sensing and diagnostic modules that, under certain circumstances, may end up failing. If that’s the case, the car’s computer may initiate a diagnostic test unexpectedly, and the frontal air bags as well as the seat belt pretentioners may end up deploying, exposing occupants to major risks.
While the company hasn’t announced when it’s contacting impacted vehicle owners, you may reach out to Buick, Chevrolet, or GMC for more information on how you should proceed to have your vehicle repaired.