Cars are safer than ever before as a result of stiff government regulations that hit dishonest auto manufacturers with steep penalties for breaking the law or allowing unsafe vehicles to hit the roads. If you’re unlucky enough to purchase a vehicle that is swiftly recalled, then you’re aware of the stress that you’ll go through. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, then you should know why it might and what to expect. These are some of the most common Lincoln recalls and defects that sometimes go unnoticed if you don’t read the news carefully.
The Lincoln was yet another vehicle involved in the massive Takata airbag recall that affected upwards of 34 million U.S. vehicles. There are about 330 million people living in this country, so don’t just assume yours isn’t one of the 34 million vehicles affected. Call the manufacturer to determine if your vehicle is on the list.
A fuel pump defect in some North American 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV models could increase the risk of stalling, which itself increases the risk of a serious accident while driving. This recall affected just over 12,000 vehicles.
More annoying than simple recalls are lemons. At least recalls result in the timely acquisition of a new, working vehicle. Lemons are different. If you’ve got a lemon on your hands, then you’ve probably had to make at least a few repairs after a lengthy correspondence with the manufacturer. No one wants that. The manufacturer’s warrantee will have covered the defect you try to repair in the first year after purchase (or first 12,000 miles). The lemon law only applies if you weren’t responsible for the defect. If you think you have a malfunctioning vehicle on your hands, then make sure you contact the manufacturer before anything else!
Attempting to have a vehicle repaired doesn’t always go the way we imagine. Sometimes automakers aren’t totally honest about potential defects that are common among other owners, and an experienced attorney who practices lemon law can be the best way to shed some light on that history. You might have the right to compensation for your unsafe vehicle, and you should know what’s at stake. Every time you get into a car, you wager your life–and you wager that the manufacturer of that vehicle has your best interests at heart. If that’s not the case, then you should hold the right party responsible