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850,000 Ford C-Max, Fusion, Escape, Lincoln MKZ Recalled for Airbags

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 9/26/2014 Jason Udy

Ford is recalling certain Ford C-Max, Fusion and Escape, and Lincoln MKZ models due to a potential issue with the Restraints Control Module. The recall affects a total of 850,050 vehicles.

The Problem: The restraints control module in certain vehicles may short circuit. If that were to occur, the airbag warning light would turn on. A short circuit could cause the airbags including side airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to improperly function during a crash, which could increase risk of injury. Additionally, the issue could affect other related systems such as stability control, which would turn on those warning lights as well.

The Fix: Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles to bring their car to dealers to have the restraints control module replaced. There are no known accidents or injuries related to the issue.

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Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall affects a total of 850,050 vehicles including certain 2013-2014 C-MAX vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant from January 19, 2012 through November 21, 2013; 2013-2014 Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from February 3, 2012 through August 24, 2013; 2013-2014 Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant from October 5, 2011 through November 1, 2013; and 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from April 25, 2012 through September 30, 2013. A total of 746,842 vehicles are located in the U.S. and its territories, while 82,962 vehicles are located in Canada, and 20,246 vehicles in Mexico.

Source: Ford

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