Suspension Problems Spark 2021 Ford Bronco Recalls
Ford Motor Co. recently announced that it wants another look at certain Bronco Sport vehicles because of suspension issues that pose serious safety risks.
A pair of new recalls cover about 1,800 new sport utility vehicles for the model year 2021, The Car Connection reports. Some of those cars need a little bolt tightening while others were equipped with the wrong control arms.
The 106 recalled vehicles with the incorrect control arms are at increased risk of rolling over, injuring drivers, their passengers and others on the road, according to the Detroit Free Press. The company says only about half of those vehicles are actually defective, however.
The remaining 1,638 vehicles were recalled for loose or missing bolts that connect the rear suspension to the rear subframe. Ford said the cars may perform worse than expected in the event of a rear-end crash.
Ford will begin notifying the owners of recalled cars in April. The company will ask owners to bring their vehicles to local dealers for free repairs.
The recalls come just four months after Ford began selling 2021 Bronco Sport models in November. The company sold more than 13,000 of those vehicles through January, the Free Press reports.
How California’s Lemon Law Protects Car Owners
Recalls like those at Ford are unfortunately common for the world’s largest automakers, which call back millions of vehicles each year because of serious defects. Those problems often are not spotted until well after the cars have hit the road.
Last year, for example, Ford announced it was recalling half a million cars because of a brake defect that the company said could make it harder to stop the vehicles.
The good news for car owners in California is that the state’s lemon law gives you some valuable rights. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires carmakers to perform repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty and to buy back or replace vehicles that the company cannot or will not fix.
Because there is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replace obligation kicks in, it is important to consult a seasoned attorney. The lemon law requires the manufacturer to pick up the tab for legal fees that you incur while enforcing your rights.
Speak With a California Lemon Law Lawyer
If you are a California car owner or lessor feeling stuck with a lemon, it is vital to seek the assistance of a seasoned California lemon law attorney.
A California lemon law lawyer at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you understand your rights and explore your legal options. Our firm has a strong track record of obtaining successful results for clients across the state.
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