Ford Recalls 850,000 Vehicles Over Airbag Concerns

It’s probably safe to say that the majority of safety recalls issued in 2014 revolved round issues with either ignition switches or airbags. The latter is the reason for Ford’s latest recall of nearly 850,000 vehicles.

According to The Detroit News, Ford issued a recall for 847,000 model year 2013 to 2014 Ford C-MAX, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ for an electrical glitch that can prevent the airbags from deploying in the event in a crash.

If a short occurs in the restraints control module the airbag warning indicator will illuminate. But depending on the location of the short circuit, the deployable restoration may not function as intended in the event of a crash, Ford reports.

Additionally, the short circuit may also affect the function of other systems including the vehicle’s stability control.

Today’s recall marks the 12th for the 2013 Ford Escape. The last recall involving the Escape was issued just last month for a poor electrical connection that could cause the engine to unexpectedly lose power or stall.

Officials with Ford said the company is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the airbag issues.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified later this month and dealers will repair the issue.

Ford recalls 850,000 vehicles for electronic glitch [The Detroit News]

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