Ford is also recalling 49,000 vehicles because the seat backs might have faulty welds where the recliner mechanism attaches to the seat frame. The concern here is the seats won’t hold in a crash.
The recall affects the 2013-14 Ford Escape, [C-Max], and [Fusion]. The issue also affects the Lincoln MKZ.
There is no scheduled date for the recall to begin, but owners should be on the lookout for a notification soon from Ford.