Is Your Ford a Lemon?
Are you wondering if there is a Ford Lemon Law? Many consumers recently found out that they might be driving a Ford Lemon. Thousands of Ford cars may be subject to a recall for defects with the steering. The recall affects the model years 2005 through 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car and Ford Crown Victoria. Ford issued this voluntary recall because the affected cars can experience loss of steering. Apparently, the steering columns in these cars can experience severe corrosion, which in turn can result in loss of steering control and possibly a crash.
As a result of the recent recall, we have received various calls from Ford consumers inquiring about the lemon law. More than 355,000 Ford cars have been recalled in the United States and approximately 15,000 in Canada. The recall was issued after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigated various complaints by consumers who experienced loss of steering with their cars. Ford is notifying consumers who have purchased the affected cars and will repair or replace the affected parts. The recall is to begin on October 21, 2013.
Owners of the affected cars are urged to contact Ford and schedule an inspection to see whether they need any repairs or replacement parts. If you own a 2005 through 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car and Ford Crown Victoria, you can call (866) 436-7332 for more information on the recall.
If you have experienced any problems related to the steering with your car and you have taken your car to an authorized Ford dealership for repairs, you may be driving a lemon and you may be entitled to compensation per Ford lemon law protection. We have both state and federal lemon law statutes that protect consumers who have purchased or leased new and used vehicles. If you feel that you have a Ford lemon law claim because your Ford has been repaired for steering related issues, you should contact an experienced lemon law attorney who can evaluate your potential claim and let you know if you have rights.