Ford Motor Company has issued two recalls affecting hundreds of thousands of Canadian vehicles over airbag and tire problems.
The automaker has issued a recall for 274,737 vehicles after it was determined that part of their Takata driver-side front airbags can degrade if exposed to high humidity long-term.
This may cause the airbag to rupture upon deployment, according to the recall.
Ford notes that, while this condition could result in serious injury or death, it is not aware of any reports of the airbags rupturing.
Included in the recall are 2006-2012 Ford Fusions, 2007-2010 Ford Edges, and 2007-2011 Ford Rangers.
Also being recalled are 2006-2011 Mercury Milans, 2006-2012 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZs, and 2007-2010 Lincoln MKXs.
The motor company will begin notifying affected customers the week of April 1, and dealers will replace the necessary parts.
Ford said it does not believe that the airbag recall is warranted, but the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has denied its petition that the defect be deemed inconsequential.
The second recall involves 3,082 Canadian vehicles.
According to Ford, certain tires that were supplies to the company by Continental Tire of America may have been cured beyond specification.
This can cause a break in the tire’s sidewall, leading to a sudden loss of air or treads.
The defect may increase the risk of a crash, although Ford said it is not aware of any related accidents or injuries
Included in the recall are select 2018-2020 Ford F-250 and F-350s, select 2018 F-150s, and select 2019 Ford Escapes.
Ford will begin notifying affected customers the week of March 29. Dealers will inspect tires and provide replacements where necessary.