Ford recalls 692,000 Escape, C-Max vehicles

May 12, 2014 10:32 am

US carmaker Ford Motor Co has issued recalls covering over 692,000 vehicles to fix two safety issues, USA Today has reported. The recalls includes Escape small SUVs and C-Max gas-electric hybrids from the 2013 and 2014 model years. The first problem is a software glitch that can stop the side curtain air bags from inflating in certain types of rollover crashes, while the second involves exterior door handles that can bind and stop the door from latching properly. This could allow doors to open while the SUVs are in motion, the company said.