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Recalls: Make sure you get your repairs

You enjoy driving, but before you get behind the wheel, it's a good time to talk about product liability and safety recalls. Recently, both the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition were recalled as a result of having faulty automatic braking systems.

The vehicles were found to have a software error that would mean that one of its vital safety systems couldn't operate correctly. In this case, the Pre-Collision Assist, a major selling point for these vehicles, could be totally inoperable. The Pre-Collision Assist programs are designed to alert drivers about potential impacts and to take steps to minimize the severity of one.

Presently, the 2020 Ford Expeditions and 2020 Lincoln Navigators both have vehicle batches with issues. Expeditions built between April 16, 2019, and March 20, 2020, may have the defect. Navigators built between July 19, 2019, and March 19, 2020, may also have issues with their software.

What should you do if your vehicle was recalled?

This is a major safety issue, so you should make sure to get your vehicle in for repairs as soon as you can. Dealerships are going to be reprogramming the body control module, instrument panel, antilock brakes (ABS) and headlamp control modules. After this, the tire pressure monitoring system may also need to be adjusted.

If you have already been involved in an accident and drive one of these vehicles, you may be entitled to additional support through a claim against the manufacturer due to vehicle defects. Our website has more information on what to do next, so that you can make sure you get the financial compensation you need.

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