Most Atlanta residents expect that when driving their cars, they will be able to steer them properly. Unfortunately, a potential steering problem is the reason why over 370,000 recently cars have been recalled, in order to make sure that drivers’ expectations stays a reality.
Ford has recently recalled a few models of cars manufactured from 2005 to 2011, including Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars to total the 370,000 recalls. While there have not been any serious injuries or fatal accidents reported as of yet, the defective product in question could have easily resulted in one. The potentially defective parts are the lower intermediate steering shaft, upper intermediate steering or possibly the lower steering column bearing. Often times, the part in question must either be readjusted on replaced. Though Georgia is not currently listed as one of the states included in the recall, it is usually better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to driving.
When a family member is injured or killed from a defective product, it can often be more difficult on a family because the reason for the accident or death may not be readily apparent. For that reason, no matter how the accident appeared to occur, it is always worth getting as much information about the accident as possible. Typically, when a defective product is found, it can take a long time to get the responsible party to admit liability or even come to a settlement. For that reason again, help should be sought as quickly as possible.
Moving on from the loss of a loved one is often an excruciating process. Seeking out accountability from the responsible party or parties may help soften the pain in some respects.
Source: USA Today, “Ford recalls 370,000 cars for steering fix“, Sept. 1, 2013