Ford has issued out two separate recalls that affect over 434,000 vehicles.
The first recall is for model years 2001-2004 Ford Escape SUV and affects a total of 385,750 vehicles. According to the American automaker, the Escape’s subframe could fail due to rust and impact the ability to steer. Approximately 349,000 of the affected vehicles are in the U.S. and were sold or registered in the “salt belt,” where salt is used to melt ice on the roads.
In addition, the American automaker is also recalling 48,950 vehicles from model years 2013-2014 and spans the Ford Fusion, Escape and C-MAX models in addition to the Lincoln MKZ. In that recall, those vehicles have non-compliant seat back frames that need to be replaced. A total of 42,972 vehicles are in the U.S. while 4,744 were sold in Canada.
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