Ford Motor Company has announced it is issuing a safety recall for certain Ford C-Max, Fusion, Escape, and Lincoln MKZ vehicles for a potential safety issue. Ford Motor Company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
The problem: A short circuit may occur with the restraints control module, which could illuminate the airbag warning indicator and compromise the deployable restraint systems (airbags, pretensioners, side curtains) in the event of a crash. The short circuit may also affect the function of other systems, including stability control, that use data from the restraints control module; in those cases, the corresponding warning indicator lamps would also illuminate.
Vehicles affected: 2013-14 Ford C-Max, Fusion, Escape, and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America.
Number of vehicles recalled: 850,050 vehicles which include approximately 745,000 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 82,000 in Canada, and 20,000 in Mexico.
The fix: Dealers will replace the restraints control module at no cost to the customer.
Contacts: Owners may contact Ford Motor Company customer service at 800-392-FORD (3673).