Ford has issued a wide-scale recall of its Ford Police Interceptor sedans due to a fuel pump defect. The problematic part can apparently shut down a vehicle in motion without warning and, once it does, it never starts back up again. If this were to happen while in the middle of the highway, the results could be catastrophic. We are thankful to be able to say that no accidents, injuries, or deaths have yet to be linked to this defect.
Early numbers estimate that about 88,000 vehicles – both sedans and SUVs – are going to be hit by Ford’s recall. This number includes literally every single Police Interceptor sedan that left their Chicago manufacturing facility between 2013 and 2015, or a sizeable chunk of the American police force’s primary mode of transportation. Police Interceptor SUVs, which are modeled after the Ford Explorer, are reportedly not affected.
2013 – 2015 Civilian vehicles affected by the fuel pump recall include:
- Ford Taurus
- Ford Flex
- Lincoln MKS
- Lincoln MKT
All of these models, including the police vehicles, use a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine system. The defect allegedly affects only this model of engine. It is believed a mounted propeller is the direct cause, although this has not been released with certainly to the public.
Ford’s recall of these vehicles will include a complimentary inspection and replacement when necessary. This early in the announcement of the recall, there is no timetable available for when recalls will actually be made and where. For more important information about the recall as it develops, be sure to visit our blog frequently. If you need an auto defect lawyer for a case of your own, especially after you have been injured due to an auto defect, contact The Gilbert Law Group®. We offer free consultations to inquiring parties.