Child locks on the doors of vehicles are meant to keep kids safe and reassure those who are driving the car that passengers are secure. Because of a defect with child locks, Ford Motor Company is recalling 7,150 vehicles in association with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as reported by The Chicago Tribune.
In total, from model year 2013, there are 5,638 Escapes from 1,223 Focus and 283 C-Max vehicles being recalled. The Escapes were built between November 14th through 24th and the Focuses and C-Maxes between November 17th and 21st.
Even though drivers may believe the vehicle is working properly, the child lock on the left rear door may not engage when activated. While Ford says they are not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the problem, the defect may still place children in danger.
Problems such as this can affect the safety of a vehicle and endanger its occupants. If this type of problem occurs at least two times, your vehicle may qualify for protection under the California lemon law entitling you to a new vehicle or a refund of your money.
Inland Empire new car lemon law lawyer Howard D. Silver can provide you with the representation you need during this often confusing and difficult process. Do not go it alone. For a free consultation about your case, call us at (866) 49-LEMON.