Ford joined the ranks of automakers battling a persistent issue through a series of recalls as the automaker is recalling more than 434,000 vehicles due to rust issues.
The vehicles are part of two separate actions. Ford recalled 385,750 model-year 2001-2004 Escape SUVs because a subframe could fail because of rust and impact the ability to steer. About 349,000 of those Escapes were sold in the U.S.
Like General Motors, Toyota and Chrysler, Ford’s been battling an issue it cannot seem to resolve easily, in this case, rust on several of its older model vehicles. (more…)