Ford has announced a recall on approximately 2,100 model-year Fusion Energi sedans due to the risk of a high-voltage electrical shock. There is a gap in the access panel to the car’s high-voltage electrical drive system that could allow mechanics or owners to accidentally touch the energized high voltage system in the battery compartment between the rear seat and trunk, increasing the risk of injury. Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this issue.
Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will install a cover over the high-voltage battery electrical center.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.