Ford’s F-150 truck models have been a core part of its vehicle manufacturing for decades. But, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has questioned the safety of the F-150 models manufactured between 2013 and 2018.
After many reports of brake failure in the F-150 truck models, starting in 2013, the NHTSA conducted an investigation in 2016. The NHTSA evaluated reports of brake fluid leaking from the master cylinder in Ford F-150 trucks manufactured between 2013 and 2014 with a 3.5-liter engine.
Within three months, the Ford Motor Company issued a safety recall. The recall addressed the loss of front brake function in F-150 models from 2013 to 2014, especially those with 3.5-liter engines.
Many critics believe the recall was inadequate. They claim the recall did not address all models affected from 2013 to 2014. They also believe the recall should have addressed models from 2015 to 2018 as they use the same master cylinder as the recalled vehicles.
Critics also claim Ford’s solution to the problem was inadequate. They say Ford merely replaced the defective cylinder with a new one which was internally identical to the one which failed.
The critics also claim Ford continued selling hundreds of thousands of F-150s after knowing the problem with the master cylinders.
Because of this alleged negligence, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Ford Motor Company. The lawsuit includes lessees and owners of Ford F-150 trucks from model years 2013-2018 who claim to have had a sudden failure of their front brake circuits. The plaintiffs claim the sudden failure of the brakes caused them great harm.
Plaintiffs are seeking to get compensation for the following:
- All Medical Costs
- Lost Wages, Including Perceived Future Lost Wages
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Trauma
Have you been in an accident with a Ford F-150 (model years 2013-2018) involving brake failure or abnormal brake behavior? You may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. Contact us for a free evaluation.