The company is recalling about 385,750 Escape
compact SUVs as rust could cause the vehicle's subframe and
lower control arm to separate, potentially diminishing steering
control, it said in an e-mail.
The recall affects model-years 2001-2004 sold or currently
registered in the United States and Canada.
Ford said that rusting could occur in vehicles used in
high-corrosion environments, particularly those areas where salt
was used on the roads to melt ice.
The company also said it was calling back about 48,950
model-year 2013-2014 Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Escape and C-MAX
vehicles to replace seat-back frames that did not comply with
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards.
Some of the frames may have been produced with sub-standard
welds, increasing the risk of injury during collisions, Ford
(Reporting by Rohit T. K. in Bangalore;
editing by Sriraj
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