Ford Recalling Escape For Corrosion, Newer Models For Seat Issue

April 7, 2014
A corrosion issue has prompted the recall of almost 386,000 Ford utility vehicles that are now ten years old or more.

In 2001-2004 Ford Escape models, rear subframes could rust, potentially causing the control arm to separate. Such a failure could cause the loss of steering control.

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Dealerships will install a brace to affected vehicles, which are being recalled in 20 U.S. states (and in Canada) where road salt is used.

The automaker also announced a smaller second recall, for an issue with seatback frames that weren't welded correctly. That recall reportedly affects some 49,000 Ford Fusion, Escape, and C-Max, along with Lincoln MKZ models, from the 2013 and 2014 model years.

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