Recall roundup: Lincoln MKZ image

The North American based automaker Lincoln has recently announced a recall for the MKZ, because of a problem with the front seats.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, besides the Lincoln MZ, there are also some Ford models affected, the Escape, the Fusion and the C-Max. Our source is saying that these vehicles have some joints that attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame and they have sub-standard welds, which may be insufficient to meet with the FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) number 207, “Seating Systems”.

A total of 43,135 models will be affected by this recall, in the United States alone, and the owners of these cars will be notified by the company. The remedy basically means the replacement of the seatback, which will be made free of charge. The affected vehicles are the Lincoln MKZ, produced between August 15, 2012 and September 10, 2013, the Ford C-Max, assembled between July 23, 2012, and May 28, 2013, the Ford Escape, manufactured between June 5, 2012, and August 12, 2013, and the Ford Fusion, made between August 15, 2012, and September 10, 2013. For more info on the recall, owners of these models can contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673, or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.