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Over 680K potentially defective Ford vehicles recalled

Ford Motor Co. is recalling over 680,000 vehicle models worldwide due to a potentially faulty seat belt that could cause harm to vehicle occupants, a December 2 article of USA Today reported.

According to the recall, three Ford vehicles were equipped with seat belts liable to malfunction in the event of an accident. Ford has reportedly received two incident reports involving the affected vehicles that resulted in personal injuries. The company explained the seat belts could malfunction during collisions if the anchor pretensioners are weakened by overheating. In a statement, Ford confirmed the problem may increase the risk of personal injuries during collisions. Ford dealers will reinforce the seat belt pretensioners by applying a coating to insulate the mechanism. The bulk of the affected vehicles were in the US, while others were found in Canada, Mexico, and other countries.

Auto defects, unfortunately, are one of the causes of catastrophic accidents in the US. However, if you were the victim of an auto defect in Oceanside, the legal team at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser may offer you legal assistance in filing a legal claim against negligent parties. Call our office today at (760) 512-1172 to find out how we can help you recover from your loss.