Ford has issued two recalls for the same SUV in the same day - a very unusual step for a carmaker. Both recalls involve the 2015 Lincoln MKC, and the recalls are for two very different defects.
The first recall covers over 12,000 MKCs and 2014 Ford Escape crossovers for a problem relating to the fuel pump. Specifically, there is a problem with the nickel plating on the fuel pump. It can cause the pump to seize, which can cause a vehicle to stall while driving. The fuel pump issue can also make the car fail to start. Fortunately, there have been no reports of any accidents related to this issue.
The second recall is unusual, because it involves a design defect. Most recalls involve mechanical defects rather than design defects. In this recall, Ford wants to move the position of the start button on over 13,000 MKCs. The current button is too close to other controls, which could cause drivers to accidentally shut off the engine, which will also leave the car's airbags inoperable. Ford is also unaware of any crashes related to this issue.
Many car companies rush vehicles onto the market without thorough testing to ensure that they are completely safe for the public. Only later do they issue recalls to address any problems. In some cases, they stall on recalls for months or even years. If you have been injured because of a vehicle defect, call the Houston defective automobile attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 713-489-9493. You can also visit us on Twitter. Call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.