The company is recalling about 385,750 Escape compact SUVs as rust could cause their subframes and lower control arms to separate, potentially diminishing steering control, it said in an e-mail.
Ford said the rusting could occur in vehicles used in high-corrosion environments, particularly those areas where salt was used on the roads to melt ice.
The company also said it was calling back about 48,950 model-year 2013-2014 Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Escape and C-MAX vehicles to replace seat-back frames that did not comply with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards.
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Some of the frames may have been produced with substandard welds, increasing the risk of injury during collisions, Ford said.
(Reporting by Rohit T. K. in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)