Ford Recalls C-Max, Escape: 690K Affected

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

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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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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