Ford has a storied history in the United States, going even further back than its breakthrough, the famous Model T. The brand has certainly come a long way since it was founded in 1903, but, like every other manufacturer, the company occasionally faces its own share of complaints and recalls.
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Recent Ford Complaints & Recalls
- Steering wheels can become loose or detach.
A dangerous situation like this could cause an accident.
- Front seat adjuster pivot bolts that could loosen.
In a crash, this increases the risk of injury if a passenger isn’t properly wearing a seat belt.
- Doors that can open when the car is in motion.
This can lead to injury if the driver becomes suddenly distracted, surround traffic panics or hits the car, a passenger falls out, or if debris or other objects enter the vehicle.
- Driver seat frame may fail.
If you come to an abrupt halt, there’s a chance the back of the seat won’t properly restrain you.
- Engine block heater may overheat.
The block, which houses the cylinders, may get too hot under use. This could lead to a fire.
- Fuel tank mounting bolts may be loose.
You can imagine how disastrous it would be if your fuel tank detached from the car. A leak could increase the risk of a fire.
- Parking brake may not fully engage.
A faulty parking brake on a slope could be a recipe for a crash, as your vehicle could roll down the hill. This is especially true if the vehicle is at risk of being hit or if the transmission hasn’t been pushed into Park.
- Fuel pump assembly welds may fracture.
Fracturing can lead to fuel leaks, which can ignite with a simple spark.
- Issues with the shifter.
Some vehicles have presented issues with the transmission indicating it’s in the incorrect gear. This has caused some drivers to move when they wanted to stop, and vice versa.
- Rivets missing from roof braces.
If the roof braces detach, they could cause injury or a crash. If the braces detach during a crash, they could increase the risk of an injury.
Popular Ford Models
Although a manufacturer can have problems that extend across all models, each model may have its own defects. If you drive one of the following Ford models, or are thinking about purchasing one in the near future, check the links below to review some of the most common complaints for each model:
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Ford
If you’re constantly coordinating with your dealer to fix your Ford, you may have been sold a lemon. Robison Lemon Law Group can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.