Advancements in technology have led to many safety features being installed on vehicles. But when this equipment fails, serious accidents can happen and the vehicle’s manufacturer may be held accountable for the defective parts.
The car product liability lawyers at Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers explain that Ford Motor Company is currently facing a recall regarding a malfunction in the headlights of some of their vehicles. Officials say reports have surfaced of the lights shutting off while the vehicle is in motion, resulting in a collision.
An article from KBTX News explains that approximately 313,000 vehicles are affected by corroding solder joints in the lighting control module. When this occurs, cracks can develop, which can lead to the unit shutting off.
So far, there have been at least 11 accidents involving makes of the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Gran Marquis that were manufactured between 2003 and 2005 that were affected by the Ford headlight recall. One car accident in particular resulted in a vehicle occupant being injured.
Notifications of the Ford headlight recall will be sent to those in possession of the affected vehicles and the problem will be repaired at no cost by Ford at no cost to the owner.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we recognize the serious impact defective car parts can have on the safety of vehicle occupants. That’s why we applaud the efforts being made to repair the affected lights on these vehicles and encourage anyone in possession of a car equipped with the potentially faulty lights to have the problem addressed as soon as possible.