The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 500,000 Ford units following five reports of steering obstruction that might result in accidents, according to a report released by the Auto World News on July 11.
500,000 2004 to 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Mercury Marauder are under NHTSA inspection after the agency received reports that the exhaust manifold heat shield might fall off and interfere with the steering column shaft, possibly limiting control. One report stated a rollover crash happened when a driver lost control of the car’s steering as it entered a highway entrance ramp.
Many car accidents could be prevented if car manufacturers maintained a higher standard of quality before releasing their vehicles, or at least issued a recall to repair potential hazards. If owning a defective product has caused you to suffer an injury in Norfolk, our legal team at Joe Miller Law, might be able to help you pursue compensation. Call us at (888) 694-1671 to learn more about your legal options.