According to news sources, about 16,000 Ford F-series pickup trucks have been recalled due to faulty transmission locks that could allow a driver to shift from Park into gear without the need of pressing on the brake, thereby increasing the risk of collision and injuring passerby’s.
The recalled vehicles have a model year of 2011 and 2012 and include the following models, F-150, F-250, F-350,F-450 and F-550 pickup trucks. The F-150 is recalled only for model year 2011, while the remaining models correspond to the 2012 model year.
The faulty transmission locks reportedly violate federal safety standards.
Consumers should expect to be contacted by the company and notified to bring in their vehicles to their local dealers for a free inspection and replacement if necessary. Consumers can also contact the company at 866-436-7332 for any additional information.
As a personal injury lawyer Los Angeles, I understand the inherent dangers of defective products and the risks they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of a defective product, speak with a car accident lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.