Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ford recalls 230,000 vans for corrosion problems

Ford recalls 230,000 vans for corrosion problems
Reuters – 2 days

Ford recalling approximately 230,000 older vans to fix a corrosion problem, which may prevent the door to down third-row seat for the position lock is worldwide.

The recall affects 196.500 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey Minivans from the model years 2004 to 2007 in the United States and in other countries, especially Canada, Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said on Thursday a further 33,500.

Concerns which recall only vehicles sold or said they registered in 20 salt belt States and the District of Columbia in the United States.

Ford said no accidents or injuries associated with the copy is known, Felker.

To resolve the problem, Ford dealer installed a new third-row seat brackets and potentially the beams corroded area departure from the during the installation of overlay panels in the wheel wells, she said.

The affected States are Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Iceland, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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