Suppose you are a car manufacturer, like Ford, for example, and you launch a car (or a bunch of cars) that were built with a faulty component, like, for example, a rearview camera system, and people start pitching complaints.
Sounds like a tiresome situation for Ford, right? Well, it is. If NHTSA finds that Ford was late or did not go far enough with the recall, it is likely to impose some penalties. Furthermore, the agency plans to investigate Ford’s own internal reporting policies to make sure they meet NHTSA standards.
The recall, which came to light in September 2020, affected models as wide as Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Mustang, Ranger . and transit vans.
We reached out to Ford for an official statement, but did not receive news in time for release.