The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a massive recall which will affect 230,000 vehicles worldwide.
According to the car manufacturer, a total of 229,929 units of the Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey will be affected by this recall globally and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the corrosion fixed. Ford says that the corrosion problem prevents the fold-down third-row seats form locking into place and if this is ignored it might lead to an injury in the event of a crash.
Ford says that out of the 229,929 units of the Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey, 196,626 units have been sold in the United States, 33,262 in Canada and 41 “elsewhere”. The affected vehicles are from the 2004-2007 model year in the Ford Freestar and the Mercury Monterey. Ford’s dealers have been informed by the recall and they will install a new third-row seat mounting bracket and overlay panels in the wheel wells to prevent corrosion. Owners will be notified at the end of this month. Meanwhile, if you own one of the vehicles mentioned above, you should probably contact your local Ford dealer.