Ford and Lincoln Vehicles Recalled for Automatic Braking Issue

Certain 2020 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigator vehicles have been identified as being equipped with nonfunctioning Pre-Collision Assist Features. The impacted features include the automatic emergency braking (AEB) and forward collision warning (FCW) systems, both of which are designed to reduce the severity of an impact. These systems have been shown to fail without warning the driver. At the time that Ford declared the recall, the company was not aware of any accidents related to this software issue.

Which Models are Affected?

The recall began on May 25, 2020 and affects over 25,081 SUVs, only 187 of which are Lincoln Navigators. The vehicles impacted by this recall are:

  • Certain 2020 Ford Expeditions built between April 16, 2019 and March 20, 2020
  • Certain 2020 Lincoln Navigators build between July 19, 2019 and March 19, 2020

The Solution

Before any action can be taken, you will need to confirm whether your vehicle is impacted by the recall. The easiest way to do that is to visit the NHTSA’s website and enter your 17-digit VIN number. If you’re not sure how to locate your VIN, follow the instructions on the page.

Once you’ve confirmed your car is impacted by the recall, you will need to bring your vehicle to a dealership for reprograming. The dealership will reprogram the body control module, the antilock braking system, instrument panel cluster, and leadlamp control modules. As these updates are crucial to safe driving and part of the recall, the service is free.

Our Lemon Lawyers Can Help

If you’re the owner of one of the vehicles affected by this recall, it’s likely that the safety features it came with were a major selling point. Discovering that those same features are flawed would make anyone feel uneasy or upset. If you would like to consult with a lawyer regarding this recall or any other, contact the Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®. We have helped resolve over 45,000 lemon law cases across the nation. To encourage people to seek the legal help they need, we offer our case reviews for free. Call us to schedule your appointment: 1-866-388-8290.

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