January 12, 2012 – Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall of approximately 490,000 vehicles, including 205,896 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans and 244,530 Ford Escape sport utility vehicles in the U.S., to fix defects that can cause fires or loss of power.
The Freestar and Monterey minivans are from the model years 2004 and 2005. The torque converter output shafts in the vehicle’s power trains may fail and cause sudden loss of power causing an accident. The 2001 and 2002 model Escape SUVs may have brake-fluid leaks from the caps of their brake master cylinder reservoirs, leading to corrosion that could cause a fire.
Ford has received some reports of vehicle fires involving the Escape and two reports of accidents causing injuries involving the Freestar and Monterey recall.
The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates have successfully represented many victims of defective motor vehicles and motor vehicle component parts. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by one of the recalled Ford motor vehicles or any other defective product, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw.