Ford issued a massive recall. What happened?
Ford recalled 700,000 vehicles across North America for safety issues related to faulty backup cameras.
- The recall starts on November 7. It applies to nine different models of vehicles, including “the 2020 Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger, Edge, and most 2020 F-Series trucks. It also applies to the Lincoln Nautilus and the Lincoln Corsair.
- Although Ford has not reported any accidents or incidents related to the faulty cameras, which apparently display “distorted images” and spontaneously cut out. The manufacturer claims that the issue is related to faulty electrical connections in the truck.
- The issue reportedly affects 620,246 vehicles in the United States, 76,566 in Canada, and 4,032 in Mexico. Ford dealers will replace the faulty cameras at no cost to owners.
- This announcement is the latest of several Ford recalls this year, including one for Mustangs with faulty brake pedals and F series trucks with welding and joint issues.
- Reminds readers that Donald Trump threatened to cut off funding to Michigan if they advocate for increased absentee ballots.
- Discusses Ford’s emerging technology, which includes a robotic “dog” designed to assist with engineering activities. In coverage of the new technology, left-wing outlets raise questions about the implications of automated technology for factory workers. Ford insists that the robot is intended only to “augment” human labor and minimize risk to workers by performing dangerous jobs.
- Points out that a Biden presidency could boost the auto industry and union workers.
- Reports on the economic repercussions that the recall could have on Ford Motors, which are likely minimal.
- Provides coverage of measures that Ford has taken to manage the economic toll of COVID-19, which includes cutting 1400 jobs.
- Amplifies Ford’s press release, encouraging vehicle owners to make sure that their cars are safe.
© Evelyn Torsher, 2020