Investigating the Failure of 2011-2013 Ford Explorer Power Steering
McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, is investigating the need for a potential class action related to power steering failures in 2011-2013 Ford Explorer vehicles.
The ability to steer a vehicle accurately and easily is one most drivers consider given. Steering, after all, is one of a driver’s first reactions when unexpected events happen on a road – whether it’s inclement weather or avoiding a reckless driver. However, when this vital component fails to respond as expected, it can cause drivers to panic and potentially result in a collision. Power steering assist, especially, can help drivers of all strength levels pilot heavy vehicles like the Ford Explorer. 2011-2013 Ford Explorers have been experiencing intermittent or sometimes total failure of their power steering assist feature, forcing drivers to suddenly battle their vehicle to steer to safety.
Widespread Recalls Have Yet to Come
In 2014, Ford issued a safety recall for only certain 2011-2013 Ford Explorer vehicles. It stated that “the affected vehicles may experience an intermittent connection in the electric power steering gear, which can cause a loss of the motor position sensor signal resulting in a shut down of the power steering assist.” However, this recall was limited to Ford Explorers assembled at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant from May 17,2010 through February 28, 2012 and failed to include many vehicles experiencing the same power-steering failures.
Although this recall addressed a small number of the problem vehicles and offered immediate repair free of charge to the owners, most Ford Explorer owners remain unassisted. Ford’s failure to perform a widespread safety recall has left thousands of vehicles on the road that may be affected by the same power steering defect. Hundreds of owners have complained that they were left with a costly bill to repair the defective steering mechanism because their vehicle was not included in the recall. These owners and those who may have yet to experience the frightening and dangerous defect in power steering deserve for Ford to take complete responsibility.
If you own a 2011-2013 Ford Explorer and have experienced power steering failure, are afraid you may in the future, or have paid out-of-pocket to correct the defect yourself, you could be eligible for compensation. Contact us via the form or call (909) 345-8110 today!
Automotive Litigators Are on Your Side
Consumers should never foot the bill for a corporation’s dangerous negligence. The class action and product liability attorneys of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, are highly experienced in holding Fortune 500 companies accountable for their misdeeds. We’re proud to have more than $1 billion recovered for our clients including several successes against automotive companies like Toyota and Hyundai.
If your 2011-2013 Ford Explorer has not been included in the 2014 recall and you have experienced power steering failure or have paid to fix the problem yourself, contact us by completing the form or calling (909) 345-8110 for a free consultation!