Ford Motor Inc. is voluntarily recalling over 655,000 F-150 and Lincoln
Mark LT Pickup Trucks following reports of 11 minor accidents. 2005 and
2006 models with 5.4 liter 3-valve engines are affected by the recall.
The automaker wants to repair a hose that could affect a truck’s braking power if the hose were to become swollen and detach from the intake manifold. The driver might then lose the “assist” function that gives the brakes extra power and would have to step on the pedal more forcefully to stop the truck.
Brake problems can lead to awful consequences for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians, especially when one of the motor vehicles involved is a large, heavy truck. Injuries sustained in a truck accident can be catastrophic and may result in spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or massive internal injuries.
Examples of other brake problems that can cause serious accidents:
- Defective parking brakes
- Problems with the hydraulic lines
- Damaged brake pads
- Brake failure
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident or a car accident
that occurred because of adefective auto part, you may be able to hold
the auto manufacturer, the car dealership, or the auto maintenance shop
financially responsible for your injury accident. Calling attention to
the product defect may also get the problem fixed and prevent other people
from getting hurt.
Over the years, our products liability law firm has successfully represented many injury victims of defective motor vehicles. We take your automotive products liability case very seriously. We even employ an in-house engineering staff that are experts on vehicle safety and design.
Ford recalls more than 655,000 trucks, CNN.com, May 14, 2008
Ford Recalls Trucks for Faulty Break Hose, NewsInferno.com, May 15, 2008
Related Web Resources:
Recall Information, Ford Motor Co.
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