August 15, 2023 – Lawsuit Dismissed Following Recall
The proposed class action lawsuit detailed below has been dismissed. The court found that an August 2022 recall rendered the case “prudentially moot.” You can read about the lawsuit filing, the dismissal and the recall on this page.
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January 19, 2023 - Investigation Closed, Lawsuit Filed
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org no longer need to speak with people who've had issues with their Ford Maverick side-curtain airbags as at least one lawsuit has been filed. The lawsuit is still ongoing and should any significant updates become available, they will be posted to this page.
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At A Glance
This Alert Affects:
Anyone who owns or leases a Ford Maverick pickup truck that was subject to the August 2022 airbag recall.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of drivers affected by the recall.
Why Was a Recall Issued?
The cars were recalled over concerns that the side-curtain airbags may not deploy properly, increasing the risk of an injury in the event of a crash. While Ford has offered a free fix for the problem, it is not expected to become available until January 2023.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit could hold Ford accountable for selling a car that’s a safety risk and compensate drivers for the inconvenience of owning these vehicles.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of owners and lessees of the 2022 Ford Maverick pickup truck.
In August 2022, Ford recalled nearly 65,000 Maverick trucks over concerns that the side-curtain airbags may not deploy properly, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. While the automaker has promised to fix the problem, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) states that a remedy will not be available until January 2023.
In the meantime, consumers are being forced to decide between driving an unsafe vehicle or going months without the use of their brand-new trucks.
Why Did Ford Recall the Mavericks?
Ford recalled certain 2022 model year Mavericks after it was discovered that the pickup trucks failed to meet a federal safety standard designed to reduce the risk of “partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly rollover crashes.” According to Consumer Reports, the problem was discovered during a random safety check by NHTSA.
Ford has agreed to replace the curtain airbag modules on both sides of the trucks and is reported to have sent out recall notices to affected owners in September 2022.
The recalled Maverick trucks were reportedly built before July 9, 2022. You can check, however, whether your car is subject to this or any other recall by visiting NHTSA’s website and entering your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN). You can find your VIN on your registration or insurance card, or in the lower left of your truck’s windshield.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could provide drivers with compensation for loss of use of their cars and the inconvenience of owning a car that’s a safety risk, among other damages.