Ford Motor Co. has announced two major recalls that will affect about 450,000 vehicles

Ford Motor Co. has announced two major recalls that will affect about 450,000 vehicles.

The bigger recall covers nearly 386,000 Escape SUVs built between 2001 and 2004. According to the carmaker, the vehicles’ subframes can rust, allowing a control arm to separate and diminish steering control. The company is aware of one crash linked to the issue with no injuries.

The recall impacts cars registered in 20 states in America and the District of Columbia, as well as six Canadian provinces, where salt is used throughout the winter to clear snow and ice from roads.

The other recall applies to 49,000 Lincoln MKZ, Ford Fusion, Escape and C-MAX autos, produced in 2013 and 2014. Dealers will have to replace seatback frames and other segments on potentially affected vehicles that weren't welded properly.

Ford says no accidents and injuries linked to this recall have been reported.

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Ford recalls 450,000 vehicles for corrosion and seat issues