Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner
Ford Motor Company has announced a global recall of 465,000 current model year cars because of a fuel leak and potential fire risk. Models included are 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility, Interceptor Sedan, and Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ. A connector from the fuel tank to the fuel line is considered to be the source of the fuel leak. Dealers will be replacing the fuel delivery module to repair the leak.
Although Ford has indicated that it is not aware of any fires or injuries caused by the fuel leak problems, about 600 complaints regarding it have come from customers. Owners of 2013 Ford vehicles included in this recall should contact their dealers for advice regarding repairs.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The association recently named him "Trial Lawyer of the Year" (2011). He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as "one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against train, truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, it is believed, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers (2012 edition) and has been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2012)– national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.