Ford recalls Escape crossover vehicle for the 7th time

When vehicles are recalled due to defects, the consumer public often loses trust in that vehicle's ability to keep passengers, motorists and pedestrians safe. In some instances, however, the vehicle manufacturer doesn't face much retribution following an auto recall.

For example, since 2012 when the 2013 Ford Escape first went on the market, it has faced seven recalls due to auto defects. Yet, sources point to that Ford market shares have increased, indicating that consumers aren't as concerned with the recalls as one would expect.

Of the seven recalls, five were associated with fires that were said to occur spontaneously. All of the recalls were preventative and not reportedly related to any major injuries. Sources believe that Ford's ability to strike before major damage transpired is a redeeming quality, even if over 160,000 vehicles had to be pulled.

Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the rate of death by car has declined significantly in the last 50 years; however, last year alone over 33,000 lost their lives due to car-related accidents.

What this information may suggest, coupled with consumer comfort, is that motorists are putting their trust in vehicle manufacturers to take care of an auto defect before it becomes an issue. Certainly vehicle safety regulations have improved over the years, but consumers should still be aware of the danger of operating a vehicle that is known to be rife with problems.

Individuals who have been injured as a result of a car defect should seek the guidance of a products liability attorney on how to request compensation for damages.

Source: Bloomberg, "Ford Recall Is a Strength, Not a Weakness," Matthew C. Klein, Nov. 27, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Bart Durham Injury Law

You Deserve To Be Paid For What You've Gone Through

Our attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping people like you.

Results For Our Clients

  • $3 Million Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1 Million Judgment - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1,450,000 Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Truck
More Client Results

Testimonials

  • "All of the staff members at Bart Durham Injury Law are very friendly and great to work with. They have open lines of communication with their clients, and respond in a timely manner. I trust them with my legal matters, and would advise anyone else in need of a lawyer to contact them first." - Julia Batson
  • "Bart Durham has a great team of people who are quick to respond and quick to help. The first time I met with them, they were kind and welcoming, and really listened to what I had to say. After my accident, I wasn't sure what to do, or how to get started. They took me through the process step by step, and got me the help I needed to continue on with my life. This is a friendly team with a dedication to helping people, and I'm so thankful for them!!" - Kara Davidson
More Testimonials