In Detroit, North America, Ford has announced a recall of 100,566 vehicles (or, according to other sources, around 101,000) in order to fix various safety issues that these cars are at risk to display. It isn’t clear yet whether there’s already been a problem with the vehicles which Ford is recalling, but the corporation isn’t the only automobile producer which issued such recalls during the last year. There seem to have been a lot of similar recalls from major automobile producers during the last year or so. Safety is becoming more and more a concern as technology evolves, and since it’s on everyone minds, it’s getting a larger share from corporate agendas as well.
Today, it was announced that Ford is recalling these vehicles in 6 separate press releases, for the various types of automobiles which need to be fixed for different safety issues. These are the 2013-2014 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT and Lincoln MKS models, and the 2012-2014 Ford Edge, as well as the new Lincoln MKX SUVs of 2014. In addition to all these, Ford is recalling around 2100 Ford Escape vehicles to fix this model’s potential problem with its panoramic roof, as well as around 200 Ford Fiesta 2014 compact cars in order to fix a potential leakage issue in their fuel tank.
Sources indicate that there haven’t been any problems or accidents caused by any of these issues yet, and Ford is hoping to perform the necessary repairs before anything goes amiss. All owners of the models with potential problems will be notified by the company soon and selected dealers will fix everything free of charge. So, besides the potential hassle deriving from the fact that Ford is recalling all these vehicles, car owners shouldn’t experience any unpleasant effects.
Following the recent disclosure by General Motors that it waited for a decade to recall the vehicles with potential safety issues and the crisis which ensued for them, it seems that car makers have become more sensitive to taking care of such problems as fast as possible. Within this context, the fact that Ford is recalling so many cars is good news and it sets a standard for a faster mobilization time within the niche of automobile production. Potential issues with cars will always be discovered upon inspection, but what matters is the fast response time of the company which is responsible for them. Things are expected to go back to normal in a few months for all Ford car owners which have models on the recall list.