Orlando F-150 Airbag Accident Lawyer
Ford Motor Company expanded a recall involving their F-150 trucks recently, following recommendations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Ford’s F-150 pickup truck has been the best-selling vehicle in North America for the last 34 years, but recent airbag problems have prompted the automaker to expand the original recall. Initially, Ford recalled 144,000 F-150s, but the recall now affects more than 1.32 million trucks manufactured between 2004 and 2006 for problems involving accidental airbag deployment.
Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham is monitoring reports of a new recall involving Ford’s popular F-150 pickup trucks. Ford Motor Company recently announced that they were recalling 150,000 F-150s due to problems with airbags deploying unexpectedly without having been triggered by any impact. Ford has traced the problem to an airbag control wire located within the steering wheel assembly that may have been installed incorrectly. Unless the wire is in the proper location, it can move around during normal driving, and this movement can potentially erode the protective coating from the wire. When the exposed wire comes into contact with the metal, it creates a path to ground, resulting in the airbag light coming on and the potential for airbag deployment with no warning.