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Ford Recalls Over 300,000 Ford Explorers, Sharp Seats May Cut Drivers

Ford is recalling more than 311,000 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles in the United States because some seat frames have sharp edges, posing an injury risk to drivers and passengers.

According to a news release by the company, consumers could come in contact with the sharp edges on improperly coined seats when reaching between the power front seat and center console, presenting the risk of injury.

This action affects 311,907 vehicles in the United States, 23,380 in Canada and 3,045 in Mexico. Ford notes 31 reports of hand injuries related to this issue, the news release said.

Owners can bring their vehicles to dealers who will install flocked tape to the exposed edge. Until the condition is fixed, consumers should use caution and avoid contact with seat frame edges.

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