Ford Motor Company, based out of Michigan, was founded by Henry Ford in 1903. With a variety of cars and commercial vehicles, the company also sells luxury vehicles under the umbrella of Lincoln. Known as the second largest family owned company in the world, Henry Ford left a legacy of fair worker pay and innovated the product assembly line. Its signature blue logo was introduced just a few years after the company opened and remains a hallmark of the brand.
Despite its deep-rooted American history, Ford vehicles are subject to defects and recalls. If your vehicle has experienced multiple reasonable repair attempts with no resolution, you may have purchased a lemon, and thus, be entitled to protective measures. Both the California State and Federal laws may supply the consumer with cash or replacement compensation. Consumers residing in California’s Oakland Alameda County area should contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP for a consultation.
Common Ford Defects
Even classic Ford vehicles experience a variety of defects, including:
- Bodywork problems leading to rust
- Defective power steering
- Jerking back and forth while driving
- Ignition misfires
- Major engine leaks
- Spark plug failure
Throughout its extensive history, Ford has experienced multiple recalls. As recently as 2020, Ford recalled the Escape SUV for tire pressure monitoring that could lead to loss of vehicle control. Some 2019-2020 Transit Connect Vans were also recalled due to engine flaws that posed a fire risk. Over 700,000 vehicles in the F-series trucks, as well as the Explorer, Expedition, Escape, and Ranger, are recalled for faulty backup cameras that distort or black out images.
Getting Help With Your Vehicle
If these situations apply to you regarding your Ford vehicle or you have concern that you may have purchased a lemon, relief may be available. Both California’s Lemon Law as well as Federal Law protect consumers living in the Oakland Alameda County area. Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP may be able to provide further guidance in this area. Contact us for more information.