One service that Shaw Cowart LLP wants to offer our readers and clients is to keep you informed of important recalls. Recalls on automobiles and consumer products are usually conducted to prevent personal injury to the buyers in the retail market.
In March of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall on many 2013 Ford Focus, C-Max and Escape models due to a malfunction with the child-safety locks. Typically, a parent would assume that a child is unable to open the passenger door from the inside of the vehicle if the child-safety lock is engaged. With certain Ford cars that were manufactured in November of 2012, the child-safety lock is not effective in preventing a child from opening the rear left door. This recall affects vehicles that were sold in the United States and Canada.
On the 2013 Ford Focus, C-Max, and Escape models, the child-safety lock is supposed to engage automatically while the car is in drive. Parents may have a false sense of security if they are unaware that this very well may not be the case. If a child opened the door on a moving vehicle, serious or catastrophic personal injury may result if the child falls out or causes a wreck.
If you own this type of vehicle, the Ford dealership will repair the problem and a quick and efficient manner. It is imperative for your child’s safety to have this lock updated.
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