Ford has issued two separate recalls for 692,000 Escape crossovers and C-Max hybrids over concerns with the air bags and door handles.
The first of which affects 591,000 vehicles in the U.S., 65,000 of which are the C-Max. The problem is a software glitch that can cause the side-curtain airbags from operating in certain types of rollover crashes. To fix the issue, dealers will reprogram the control module free of charge.
Door handles that can bind are the culprit in the second recall, not allowing the doors to latch closed properly. This could result in a door opening while a vehicle is in motion. Dealers will inspect these vehicles and reposition door handles if necessary. This problem only affects the Escape, 583,000 of which are in the US.
All of the vehicles affected are from the 2014 model year, and Ford says there have been no injuries of collisions as a result of either problem.
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