Ford Issues Recall for Vans from the Past
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Yes folks, it's not a mistake, the blue oval company has issued a recall for its older 2004-2007 built Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey models, which have been out of production for about seven years now. It's nice to know they care, huh?
Getting back to Ford's announcement, the recall seems to be limited to those vehicles sold in US states where salt is used to clear roads during the cold season: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as Washington DC.
To prevent or solve the problem, dealers will install new seat mounting brackets and new panels above the rear wheels to prevent exposure to corrosive element. The US recall covers 196,500 minivans, while the other 33,500 vehicles are located mainly in Canada.
The Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey models have been under NHTSA investigation since December 2012.
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