The history of the Lincoln car brand, a division of Ford Motor Company, is rich and storied, dating back to its foundation in 1917. Lincoln was established by Henry Leland and his son, Wilfred. Henry Leland, a notable figure in the automotive industry, was also a co-founder of Cadillac. He named the company after Abraham Lincoln, the first president he ever voted for.
Initially, Lincoln Motor Company was not focused on producing cars; instead, it was contracted to manufacture Liberty V12 aircraft engines for World War I. After the war, with a modern manufacturing plant at their disposal, the Lelands decided to venture into the luxury car market. The first Lincoln motorcar, the Model L, was completed in September of 1920.
Today, Lincoln is known for its luxury crossovers and sport-utility vehicles, continuing its tradition of producing high-end, luxury vehicles. The brand’s journey from an aircraft engine manufacturer to a renowned luxury car maker is a testament to its resilience and innovation in the automotive industry.
In recent years, Lincoln has issued several recalls for various models due to different component issues:
2015-2019 Lincoln MKC Recall (2023): Battery monitor sensor may short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire risk in the engine compartment.
The specific recall details, including the consequences and actions taken, can be found on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website or through official Lincoln
These recalls cover a range of components and issues, from minor equipment problems to more serious safety risks. It’s important for Lincoln owners to stay informed about these recalls and take appropriate action when notified. For the most accurate and detailed information, including specific recall numbers and actions to be taken, owners should check their vehicle identification number (VIN) against recall databases or contact Lincoln directly.
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Lincoln
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.
Report your problem with your Lincoln within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect in your Lincoln within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t keep driving your Lincoln back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.