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Ford has issued a major recall for 850,000 of its vehicles because of a problem with their airbags.

A new recall has been announced by Ford for approximately 850,000 of its vehicles. The action is covering the 2013 and the 2014 model years as these are affected by a short circuit in the module, which can cause the airbag warning light to illuminate.

“Depending on the location of the short circuit, the deployable restraint systems (e.g., airbags, pretensioners, side curtains) may not function as intended in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury”, says the carmaker in its official press release.

The affected vehicles are the 2013-2014 C-MAX, produced in Michigan between Jan 19, 2012 to Nov 21, 2013, the 2013-2014 Fusion made in Hermosillo, between Feb 3, 2012 and Aug 24, 2013, the 2013-2014 Escape, made in Louisville between Oct 5, 2011 to Nov 1, 2013 and 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ, made in Hermosillo, between Apr 25, 2012 and Sept 30, 2013. About 745,000 vehicles are found in the United States, 82,000 in Canada and 20,000 in Mexico. The repairs will be made free of charge to the owners and for any extra details on the subject you should contact your local Ford dealership.