A new recall was announced by Ford. The famous car maker will recall no less than 1.3 million vehicles. It seems that the manufacturer has to fix the steering issue in these vehicles.
The new recall that was announced by Ford is the latest in a series of such events. Actually, it has been reported that the automobile industry is closely watched by the Congress, so no one can make a mistake. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the authority responsible with investigating the cases linked to recall of vehicles.
The most famous case involving a recall of vehicles naturally involves the name of General Motors. The company failed to recall its vehicles linked to the ignition switch problem, which led to a huge scandal. Moreover, the issue has been linked to 13 deaths which occurred in various accidents. Toyota was also linked to a scandal. The company had to pay $1.2 billion penalty for hiding information from government safety regulators.
Well, now Ford is recalling a number of 915,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner small SUVs. Ford claims that the problem traced in these vehicles can make them more difficult to control, which naturally increases the risk of a crash. In the recall are included cars from 2008 and 2011, as well as vehicles that were built between 2006 and 2010. Ford Explorer SUVs from 2011 to 2013 are included in the recall, as well.
Some analysts seem to believe that the precaution of car makers when it comes to recalling various vehicles may come after the case of General Motors. The way vehicle manufacturers are seeing this industry might be influenced by this fact. Or maybe they are realizing that safety is amazingly important when it comes to driving.
Under the terms of the law, car makers have to address an issue they find in their vehicles as fast as possible. If the issue can be solved other way, vehicles makers are not determined to recall their cars. Companies have to announce the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as fast as possible when they realize that there might be a problem with their vehicles.