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Ford has recently issued a recall on its F-Series commercial pick-up trucks due to reports of transmission problems that can trigger truck accidents. Issued on May 5, 2014, the Ford truck recall will reportedly affect nearly 4,000 vehicles in the U.S. and specifically will pertain to the transmission systems in the following 2015 model trucks:
The Ford F-250 Super Duty truck
- The Ford F-350 Super Duty truck
- The Ford F-450 Super Duty truck
- The Ford F-550 Super Duty truck.
According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 6R140 transmissions in these vehicles reportedly have software issues that can:
- Cause the trucks to engage in reverse when drivers are shifting from park to drive
- Result in a reverse motion for about 1.5 seconds
- Increase the risk of truck accidents.
The transmission problem was reportedly discovered this past March at a Ford assembly plant in Kentucky. As part of this recent truck recall announcement, Ford officials were quick to point out that this defective transmission has not yet been reported to cause any accidents or injuries.
Actions to Take if You Own a Recalled Ford Truck
If your or your business owns a recalled Ford truck, you can expect to receive an official notice of the recall via the mail in the near future (if you haven’t already received a recall notice). In this notice, Ford has instructed owners to take the recalled vehicles to a specified auto body shop in their area to get their truck fixed for free.
The NHTSA is also encouraging the owners of these trucks to report any issues or incidents they may have experienced due to the transmission problems with these trucks.
Denver Truck Accident Attorneys at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident that may have been caused by a defective or recalled part? If so, the Denver truck accident lawyers at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. are ready to meet with you. We are here to aggressively stand up for truck accident victims’ rights to compensation and help them hold negligent and reckless parties responsible for injuring them. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our Denver truck accident attorneys have a proven record of success and dedication when it comes to helping accident victims get the highest possible settlements for their injuries and losses.
When truck accident survivors – including families who may have lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident – choose to work with us, they can count on us to:
- Help them build the strongest possible cases
- Stand up to insurers, corporate attorneys and others in any legal setting
- Provide them with the highest quality of legal services at every stage of their cases
- Work relentlessly to help them achieve the best possible outcomes to their case in the most efficient manner possible.
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