The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a recall for some of the C-Max Hybrid vehicles because of a lack of roof padding issue.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 33, 021 units of the Ford C-Max Hybrid, without the optional panoramic roof panels, will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers.
“During vehicle testing, the vehicle exceeded a head injury criteria requirement set by the standard. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 201, “Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.” In the event of a crash, an occupant could be at an increased risk of an injury”, as the NHTSA is saying in its official press release.
The affected 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid vehicles have been produced between the 19th of January, 2012, and the 25th of June, 2013. Owners of these models will be notified by the carmaker and the dealers will install energy absorbers between the headliner and the roof. The recall should begin on the 19th of August. Meanwhile, for any extra questions on the subject, owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.