Ford Motor Co.
is issuing two new recalls each covering about 700,000 vehicles because of a software glitch that could prevent airbags from immediately deploying and for faulty door handles.
The Dearborn automaker is recalling nearly 692,500 2013-14 Ford Escape and C-MAX vehicles for a software glitch that could delay the deployment of the safety canopy in certain rollovers. Ford said no crashes or injuries have been attributed to this condition. Dealers will reprogram the restraint control module.
The recall includes 591,000 are in the United States, 78,000 are in Canada and 19,500 in Mexico. The vehicles were built between October 2011 and Feb. 14, 2014, at the Louisville Assembly Plant and some 2013-2014 C-MAX vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant from January 2012 through February 2014.Read Article