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Ford recalls 665,000 vehicles for safety issues, includes Atlantic Canadian vehicles

Bill Ford (L), Executive Chairman of Ford and Mark Fields, President and CEO, show off Ford's new F150 at the North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The show is open to the public from January 14-22.
Bill Ford (L), Executive Chairman of Ford and Mark Fields, President and CEO, show off Ford's new F150 at the North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The show is open to the public from January 14-22.
WINDSOR, Ont. —

The Ford Motor Company issued four recalls Friday affecting over 665,000 vehicles in North America.

The recalls cover braking seal leaks, corrosion of battery juntions, loss of power steering and seat belt restraint issues.

The company said there have been no accidents or serious injuries associated with the recalls.

The largest recall affects 550,186 vehicles, with 58,712 of those being in Canada.  Those vehicles are missing a component required for seatback strength that lessens seat belt restraint.

The vehicles affected by the recall are:  the 2018-20 Ford F-150, 2019-20 Ford F-Series Super Duty, 2018-19 Ford Explorer and 2019-20 Ford Expedition vehicles with a manual driver and/or front passenger seat-back recliner mechanism and certain 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Lincoln Aviator vehicles with rear outboard seats with manual seat-back recliner mechanisms.

Dealers will inspect the seat structure of affected vehicles and if necessary replace the seat for no charge.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 19C07.

Ford also issued a recall for certain 2013-16 Ford Fusion, 2013-16 Lincoln MKZ, 2015-16 Ford Edge and 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles in the U.S. and Canadian provinces with high-corrosion environments. These vehicles may experience a potential loss of power steering assistance.

Nearly 100,000 vehicles, 8,134 in Canada, are impacted.

Dealers will replace steering gear motor-attachment bolts and apply wax sealer. If one or more of the steering gear motor-attachment bolts are broken or missing, dealers will install a new steering gear in the vehicle. There will be no charge to the customer for these services.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S26.

Some models of the 2019 Ford Fiesta are also being recalled for brake callipers that could develop a leak after being exposed to incorrectly labeled assembly fluid in production. A leaking brake calliper could eventually result in reduced braking function or drag.

There are 2,624 vehicles in the U.S. affected by the recall.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S27.

Another 13,564 2012-13 Ford Fiestas in Canada are being recalled for potential battery junction box corrosion.

Ford issued the recall for vehicles in the New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.

Dealers will clean the battery junction box, install foam sealing to the cover and replace any corroded fuses, terminals or relays. There will be no charge to the customer for these services.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S28.

For more in-depth information on all four recalls issued and to see if your vehicle is involved, visit the recall notice on Ford’s official website.

dwaddell@postmedia.com

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