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Ford recalls 395 Explorer SUVs

Iowa residents who own a Ford Explorer SUV should be aware of a recent recall. Ford Motor Corporation announced a recall on several 2011 and 2012 Ford Explorer SUVs. The recall includes 395 Explorers and was necessitated by a possible faulty part installed during servicing performed after Sept. 1, 2013. The problem relates to the steering wheel, which may lock up if the vehicle experiences any software malfunctions. Ford is encouraging any service centers that may have installed the suspect part to contact their affected customers to have them return for the issue to be fixed. All recalled vehicles brought in by their owners will receive installation of new steering gear free of charge.

Although Ford said there were no incidents reported at this time, the company may have a legal responsibility to address this possible issue in a timely manner. If any accidents were to occur as a result of faulty parts, the auto manufacturer could face a personal injury lawsuit.

Many times, vehicle recalls occur only after there has been a series of incidents that required prompt investigation. For a person injured in a car accident as a result of a faulty part, they may choose to seek compensation from the auto manufacture for medical bills and property damages.

A personal injury lawyer may be able to help individuals pursue compensation for damages received from a car accident. Such an attorney may be able to help clients document evidence of negligence, which may result in court-ordered awards that might cover expenses such as the cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation as well as losses such as wages lost while in recovery.

Source: Auto World News, "Ford Recall: 2011-'12 Explorer Called Back For Steering Gear Problem", Matt Mercuro, January 17, 2014

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