Ford is recalling 2,456 2012-2014 Focus Electric vehicles due to a defect in the Powertrain Control Module software. Due to the software problem, the vehicle can stall out and lose power while driving. The sudden loss of motive power while driving can increase the likelihood of a crash. These vehicles were manufactured between September 15, 2011 and August 23, 2013.
Click here to read the defect notice: Ford Focus Electric
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the power control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by late November 2013. Ford’s recall campaign number is 13S09. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
This is second electronic car investigation that has been scrutinized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Last week, NHTSA began a federal safety investigation into the Tesla Model S after three fires occurred involving the vehicles. Ford now joins Tesla in recalling one of their electric cars after finding out that there is a defect in their vehicle, affecting the passengers’ safety.
Americans rely on their car manufacturers to provide a safe well-designed vehicle. Sadly, that is not often the case. The Auto Defect Attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm has successfully represented many people injured from defective Toyotas, Fords, Chryslers, Volkswagens, GM products and numerous other manufacturers and suppliers. Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective vehicle design nor whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash, our attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm are available to consult with you. Please contact our office at 800-481-1615 or email us.
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