Once again, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) has recalled around 850,050 vehicles for faulty airbags and it includes 2014-2014 year model Ford Fusion, Escape, C-MAX and Lincoln MKZ vehicles, after Ford recalls 74,000 hybrid SUV’s due to cooling issues.
The affected vehicles are subjected to the fault in the airbag warning system and in that, the control module may short circuit and it causes the airbag system to turn on. Depends upon the location of the issue in the circuit, i.e., short circuit location, the airbags, pretensioners and side curtains were turned on. Sometimes, it may end up in not functioning of airbags system in the event of a vehicle accident.
In Ford Motor Official website, the company has mentioned:
“In the affected vehicles, the restraints control module may experience a short circuit. If a short circuit occurs, the airbag warning indicator will illuminate. Depending on the location of the short circuit, the deployable restraint systems (e.g., airbags, pretensioners, side curtains) may not function as intended in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. The short circuit may also affect the function of other systems that use data from the restraints control module, including stability control. In these cases, the corresponding warning indicator lamps would also illuminate.” “Ford Motor Company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition. Dealers will replace the restraints control module at no cost to the customer.”
Affected vehicles include certain 2013-2014 C-MAX vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant, Jan. 19, 2012 to Nov. 21, 2013; certain 2013-2014 Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 3, 2012 to Aug. 24, 2013; certain 2013-2014 Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, Oct. 5, 2011 to Nov. 1, 2013 and certain 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, April 25, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013.
The customers are asked to take their vehicle to the Ford Motor Company dealers that are nearby for them. The Ford Motor Company dealers will replace the restraints control module for totally free of cost.
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