Ford Recalling 230,000 Minivans

Ford has announced a recall affecting roughly 230,000 minivans dating back to 2004.

The issue surrounds a corrosion issue that could prevent the fold-down third-row seats from locking in place.

In total, 196,500 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey models are affected in the US, from model years 2004 to 2007. An additional 33,500 models were sold in Canada and select other countries.

The recall is limited to those vehicles sold in the 20 salt-belt states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as the District of Columbia.

According to Ford, the company is not aware of any injuries or accidents relating to the recall.

To fix the issue dealers will install a new seat mounting bracket to help secure the third-row seat.

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