|Have you or someone you loved owned or ridden in a Ford F150, Ford F250 light-duty, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator or Lincoln Blackwood model from 1997-2000? These models suffer from a serious defect that threatens the safety and lives of its passengers. As early as 1995 Fordís testing on an Expedition revealed a defect in the door latching mechanism. It was found that under very light impact the doors would unlatch and open, resulting in victims falling from the vehicles, causing paralysis and death. Aware of this serious danger, Ford continued to release these defective models.|
In late 1997, Transport Canada ran its own vehicle safety tests and observed this same door latch problem, contacted Ford, and revealed the defective doors to the public. Door latch systems are required by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS 206) to withstand the forces of a crash and remain closed, protecting drivers and passengers. The Ford vehicles do not follow this law. Some customers have even observed their Ford door opening while simply driving down the road. However, most customers do not become aware of the defect until it threatens their lives in a crash situation. By then it is too late.
All the accidents, injuries, and deaths resulting from the Ford door latch malfunctions could have been easily prevented, since it is alleged that Ford has known about the illegal, dangerous defect throughout the manufacturing process. Ford has not yet fixed the doors. Because the defect is illegal and because Ford knowingly distributed these dangerous vehicles, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from Ford for any injuries you or your family has suffered.
This defect may affect as many as 400,000 pickup trucks and SUVís, and lawsuits have already been filed. As far apart as Canada and Texas, victims of Ford Motor Vehicle Companyís defective door latches have won huge monetary damages to repay for injuries as well as to fix their cars. Ford Motor Vehicle Company has placed you and your loved ones in danger by distributing this dangerous, illegal model. Even those who have not sustained injuries in a crash have won money to replace the broken doors. Please take action before it is too late. Contact a lawyer and discuss your case.
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