Ford decided to recall almost half million vehicles. The company actually recalled about 435,000 cars. It seems that the problem is linked to faulty seats.
It seems that the recalled vehicles include both cars and SUVs. The company claimed that they are going to fix in these cars rusting frame parts, as well as faulty seats. One of the Ford models that seems to experience most issues is the Ford Escape.
The recall includes about 386,000 Ford Escapes from 2001 to 2004. Ford claimed that one crash occurred due to this problem until now, or at least they are aware of just one incident of this kind. The company also claimed that no injuries have occurred linked to the issue.
So, Ford might had moved to recall these cars on time to prevent future unwanted incidents. The cars that had to be recalled now were sold in 20 states around the US, as well as in Washington DC. Six Canadian provinces are also included on the list of states in which these cars were sold.
The cars that were addressed by this recall were produced by Ford between 1999 and 2003, at the company’s plant in Kansas City Assembly, as well as between 2003 and 2004 at the Ohio Assembly plant. The news was actually revealed by Ford themselves, who released a statement on Monday.
The recall also includes 49,000 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Ford Escape and C-MAX vehicles dating from 2013 and 2014. 37,000 of the Escapes that are recalled now actually are in Canada.
Ford has just joined a list of quite impressive names with this new recall. The list includes names such as General Motors and Toyota. In fact, the huge scandal in which General Motors is involved seems to be far away from ending.
The recall of the cars indicated by Ford has been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The company recalled in 2011 over 1.2 million cars to replace the straps holding fuel tanks in place. In 2013, the company recalled 230,000 minivans and 370,000 Ford Crown Victory, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans.