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Post Ford recalling 850,000 cars and SUVs for airbag issues

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford


Ford has announced a major recall of 850,000 vehicles from model years 2013 and 2014 due to a problem with the "restraints control module."

According to Ford, a short circuit could develop in the module, causing the airbag warning light to illuminate. In more severe cases, dependent on where the short develops, the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners may not work in the event of an accident. The problems can be more wide-ranging than that, too, as systems that rely on information from the control module, such as the stability control can be affected.

With 850,000 vehicles affected, it's no surprise that some of Ford's volume leaders are covered. That includes the Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, as well as the incredibly recall-prone Escape and the C-Max MPV.

As always, it's important to note that there have been no accidents or injuries due to this issue. Ford will be notifying owners of affected vehicles, who will need to report in for a free replacement. Of the exactly 850,050 vehicles, 746,842 are in the United States, while 82,962 are in Canada and 20,246 are from south of the border in Mexico.

Scroll down for the full Ford press release, which includes a total breakdown of production dates for the affected models.Continue reading Ford recalling 850,000 cars and SUVs for airbag issues
Ford recalling 850,000 cars and SUVs for airbag issues originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


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