We provide these breaking news alerts to ensure consumers are protected and educated in hopes that this information will keep you safe and aware of threats to your families’ well-being.
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announce new Recalls & Alerts:
Ford Inadvertent Air Bag Recall
Ford has issued a recall of approximately 1,325,000 vehicles due to a defect affecting the front airbags. The clockspring jumper wiring in certain 2004-2006 F-150 pick up trucks and 2006 Lincoln Mark LT vehicles may become chafed, creating a short circuit which can lead to the driver front airbags inadvertently deploying. These circumstances can significantly increase the risk of an accident, loss of vehicle control and enhanced injures.
The recall is expected to begin on or before May 9, 2011 and dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge. Owners may contact Ford directly at 1-866-436-7332 and reference Ford’s recall campaign number 11S18. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V107000
MV Agusta Motorcycle Recall
MV Agusta has issued a recall of approximately 200 F4 motorcycles due to a defect affecting the rear subframe. Certain 2010 bikes may have been manufactured with weak fixture points which can result in the subframe cracking or failing. The stability of the rider and any passenger is significantly jeopardized, if this occurs, especially while the bike is in operation.
The recall is expected to begin in April 2011 and dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge. Owners may contact MV Agusta directly at 1-215-830-3300. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V232000
Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov, with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.
Spencer T. Kuvin
Cohen & Kuvin, LLC