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Recall: Ford F150 Trucks Brake Fluid Compartment Leak and Gas Tank Problems

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Ford F150 pickups have had some serious safety issues in the past few years.

Fires Caused By Faulty Seal In Brake Fluid Compartment

In 2004, nearly four million Ford F150 pick-ups were recalled after more than a thousand fires were caused by a faulty seal in the brake fluid compartment.  This bad seal caused the cruise control switch to short circuit and overheat, causing fires.  Sometimes, the fire occurred hours after the truck was parked and turned off.  In fact, in Georgia a truck parked in a family’s garage caused a fire which quickly spread to the home where it killed a little girl.

Recall Due To Possibility Of Gas Tank Falling Off

More than a million Ford pickups are being recalled because gas tanks can fall off, spark and cause fires.  Certain F-150 and F-250 pickups, along with Lincoln Blackwood pickups, that were originally sold in colder areas of the U.S. are affected.  The cold-weather states use salt to clear roads during bad weather, and the salt can corrode straps which allows the gas tank fall off.

Trucks were originally sold or are currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.  However, if you live in Oklahoma or Arkansas, there is always the possibility that your truck originally was from one of these northern states, so you should check your vehicle to make sure the gas tank is still secure.

Protect Your Rights

If you own a Ford F150 that has been recalled due to these or other mechanical or electrical failures, you need to make sure your rights are protected.  Contact a defective product lawyer at Carr & Carr Attorneys to see if you may need to take legal action to protect your family and yourself.  An Oklahoma personal injury attorney who has helped others with this type of problem can help you determine what steps to take. Also, remember time limits called “statute of limitations” are in effect for filing law suits.  If  you want to preserve your legal rights, you must file appropriate law suits before the time limits expire. Call 866-510-0580 to talk with an attorney today to find out more, or email a lawyer and we will get back with you.

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