Ford is recalling a score of EcoSport models to inspect a front seat weld, and adding almost a million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall.
The 2019 EcoSport is being recalled for a safety compliance related to a front-seat back-seld that may not be up to requirements, resulting in a seat that may not be able to stand up to the rigours of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to seat occupants.
Ford is not aware of any incidents related to the issue, but wants to look at 87 vehicles (63 in the US and federalized territories, 13 in Canada and 11 in Mexico) so dealers can have a look at the welds and replace front seats if necessary.
The company is also adding about 953,000 vehicles (782,384 in the US and federalized territories, 149,652 in Canada and about 21,000 in Mexico) to the ongoing Takata airbag recall (where vehicles are recalled in a planned order, according to age and geographic zones in which they’re used) to replace the front passenger airbag modules.
Added to the recall that has affected some 100 million vehicles worldwide are 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2010-11 Ford Ranger, 2010-12 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ (as well as 2010-11 Mercury Milan sedans in the US), and 2010-14 Ford Mustang.