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Ford SUVs Recalled – Chassis Corrosion

Tina Robinson2 years ago

On Monday, Ford announced the recall of approximately 386,000 Ford Escapes due to possible chassis corrosion.

Details of the Ford Escape Recall

According to USA Today, the recall affects Ford Escape models 2001 through 2004. Furthermore, the recall only affects vehicles bought or registered in cold weather states where salt is used to de-ice roads. The “Snowbelt recall” limits the number of recalled vehicles and reduces the cost for Ford, but some warn a limited recall runs the risk of missing owners who should have repairs performed.

Ford said the latest recall is due to possible corrosion of the vehicle subframe that can lead to separation of a control arm. The control arm is part of the suspension that holds the wheel and tire in place. Corrosion in the subframe can result in an increased risk of crashing. Ford has reported one crash associated with the problems and no injuries.

Ford Fusion Recall

Ford also announced on Monday a separate recall of approximately 49,000 vehicles due to improperly welded seat frames. The recall covers the following makes and models:

  • 2013-2014 Ford Fusion
  • 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ
  • 2013-2014 Ford Escape SUV
  • 2013-2014 Ford C-Max hatchback

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