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Ford Recalls

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Ford is recalling almost two million Ford Explorers, Mercury Mountaineers and Crown Victorias.

The federal government says the bulk of the recall involves the SUV's.

More than one and a-half million Explorers and Mountaineers made between 1998 and 2001 need to be checked because bolts in the high-backed seats could fracture. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration says the seat could then fall back and the driver could lose control of the vehicle.

Ford also is recalling almost 450,000 of the same vehicles because of a problem with speed control cables.

Dealers will check the cable and replace them if needed. They'll also replace the bolts.

In addition, the government says Ford is recalling nearly 30,000 Crown Victoria police cars and taxis because of a wheel defect.

The government says dealers will replace wheels that were manufactured between Aug. 18, 2001, and Sept. 22 of last year.


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