The sharp look of the Ford Broncos has led to over 35,000 2021 models being sold across the country. Unfortunately, some new owners are experiencing catastrophic safety issues in the form of defective child locks, braking issues, and the vehicle turning off while driving.
Unexpected mechanical failures can be particularly dangerous in any vehicle, and without a manufacturer’s solution, these new SUVs could be ripe for a California Lemon Law claim.
Here is what our California lemon lawyers want all vehicle owners to know about their legal rights and options to pursue a remedy.
What are the Safety Risks Associated with the New Ford Broncos?
There are multiple recall numbers on hand for the 2021-2022 Ford Bronco models, including:
August 2021: Recall no. 21V625000
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Bronco Sport vehicles. The fuel delivery module may leak inside the fuel tank, causing low fuel pressure which could result in an engine stall.
November 2021: Recall no. 21V922000
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Bronco Sport vehicles. The rear brake linings may have been manufactured incorrectly, which can affect braking performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems.”
March 25, 2022: Recall no. 22V191000
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Bronco Sport vehicles equipped with 1.5L engines. The engine oil separator housing may crack and develop an oil leak.
What Can I Do If the Manufacturer Cannot Fix My Ford Bronco’s Mechanical Issues?
Whether your Bronco’s issue is related to engine stalling, brakes, or child locks, your safety is paramount while driving in any vehicle. Certainly, owners would expect more from a 2021 model that is still under its manufacturer’s warranty.
In these cases, the manufacturer has a legal obligation to fix any significant or dangerous defects.
If you are the owner of a 2021-2022 Ford Bronco, our California lemon law attorney recommends taking your vehicle to the dealership right away to have it inspected.
You must give the manufacturer a reasonable opportunity to fix serious defects, and if it cannot, you may be eligible to file a lemon claim.
Be sure to document all the issues you are having with the vehicle, and record and retain all dealership visits, repairs, and communications with the mechanic.
California lemon laws give manufacturers two opportunities to repair issues that jeopardize the owner’s safety or provide the same eligibility to file a claim if your vehicle is out of commission for more than 30 days total, which do not have to be consecutive.
The more documentation you have, the more ready you will be to pursue the manufacturer for the legal remedy that fits your needs. We can help.
Contact our experienced Los Angeles County lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 949-294-9153 or request a free consultation online. We have a 99% success rate, and typically produce results for our California lemon law clients in as little as 30-60 days.
The vehicle manufacturer will also be responsible for paying our legal fees, so you are not responsible for any out-of-pocket costs to pursue a positive outcome.