Ford Recalls 350,000 SUVs and Trucks for Gear Shift Defect

Does your vehicle contain defects?

Ford Motor Company is recalling almost 350,000 SUVs and trucks with defective gear shift cables. More than 290,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in the United States. According to Ford, a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission can become unseated in the affected vehicles. Once the clip becomes unseated, the transmission can enter a different gear state than the one selected by a driver. Motorists may mistakenly believe they have left their vehicles in park. Vehicles may roll away if the parking brake is not applied.

Ford recalled the following vehicles with 10-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions:

  1. 2018 Ford F-150 trucks built at Ford’s assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan between January 5, 2017 and February 16, 2018.
  2. 2018 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured at Ford’s plant in Kansas City between January 25, 2017 and February 16, 2018.
  3. 2018 Ford Expedition SUVs built at Ford’s Kentucky plant between April 3, 2017 and January 30, 2018.
  4. 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks manufactured at Ford’s Ohio assembly plant between April 25, 2017 and March 9, 2018.

If your vehicle is on the recall list, then you can take it to your nearest Ford dealership for an inspection. You can receive free repairs if Ford determines your vehicle has the defect.

Our Law Firm Has Experience with Defective Vehicle Lawsuits

You may be able to recover compensation if you or a loved one were seriously harmed by a defective vehicle or auto product. Auto manufacturers must ensure their products are free of manufacturing and design defects and are crashworthy in foreseeable accidents.

The Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., have experience handling cases involving auto defects. In one case handled by our firm, we achieved  a $55.3 million jury verdict for a man who was catastrophically injured by a defective seatbelt. You can speak to an attorney at our firm by calling (866) 569-3400 or by using our case review form.

The term crashworthiness means that a car is equipped to keep drivers and passengers safe in the aftermath of an auto accident. When car manufacturers fail to make their automobiles crashworthy, what could have been a minor accident can have catastrophic and fatal results for drivers and passengers. In this video, Philadelphia car accident attorney Daniel Jeck explains this concept of crashworthiness and offers some examples where car manufacturers failed in their duty to consumers. If you were in a car accident and think there may have been an issue with the car or an auto part, you need to have the wreck investigated further. Call our office directly at (866) 569-3400 for a free consultation with a lawyer. You can also find out more about our law firm at www.erlegal.com.