Owners of 2009, 2010, and 2011 Mercury Marquis, Ford Crown Victoria, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles are reporting a dangerous fire hazard.
At issue is an electrical wiring problem in the both the passenger and driver side vanity mirrors that can lead to electrical components heating to such a temperature that they burn and melt the vehicle’s sun visor and the material surrounding it.
In fact, one driver reports that they suffered second to third degree burns due to the melting components falling from above while driving after the driver’s side vanity mirror light began to burn.
There is a history of dangerous vanity mirror light electrical issues across the car industry. In 2014, Chrysler recalled 895,000 vehicles, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango due to vanity mirror fires.
It is essential that consumers are aware of the dangers they may face when driving 2009, 2010, or 2011 model Mercury Marquis, Ford Crown Victoria, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles.
In addition to dangers to consumers, the Ford Crown Victoria is a vehicle favored by many police departments across the country. While many larger police districts replace their vehicles frequently, smaller districts that maintain their vehicles for longer periods of time may still have models in use that represent a fire hazard in operation.
Owners and operators of limousine and taxi services that utilize 2009, 2010, or 2011 model Mercury Marquis, Ford Crown Victoria, or Lincoln Town Car vehicles should also be aware of this dangerous issue that could impact themselves, their employees, or their customers.
If you or someone you know has a 2009, 2010, or 2011 model Mercury Marquis, Ford Crown Victoria, or Lincoln Town Car you may be at risk.
Please contact Ted Pepin immediately to discuss this threat to your safety and legal options you may be able to pursue.