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Ford recalls some 2013 C-Max hybrids over head injury risk

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 02:44 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2013


DETROIT » Ford Motor Co. is recalling 33,021 C-Max hybrid cars because they may not adequately protect occupants' heads in a crash.

Vehicles involved were made between Jan. 19, 2012, and June 25, 2013 and don't have panoramic roofs. C-Max hybrids with panoramic glass roofs aren't involved in the recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered during vehicle testing that the car failed to conform to safety standards pertaining to head injury risk. Ford says there have been no reported injuries related to the issue.

Ford will notify owners of the recall next month. Dealers will install additional energy absorbing material between the car's headliner and the roof.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.







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Readitnow wrote:
Upon further investigation, Ford said that the head injuries were caused by an open handed smack to the forehead when people saw how much they had to pay for the car.
on July 27,2013 | 05:07PM
tiki886 wrote:
Ouch!
on July 27,2013 | 09:54PM
mikethenovice wrote:
A ten year loan will correct that.
on July 28,2013 | 06:10AM
tiki886 wrote:
If you cut the roof off, not only would that solve the problem it would make a cool looking golf cart.
on July 27,2013 | 09:56PM
mikethenovice wrote:
I have this same problem on my Harley. That's why I wear a helmet.
on July 28,2013 | 06:12AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Just duct tape a pillow up there. bradda.
on July 28,2013 | 06:13AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Why only some Fords?
on July 28,2013 | 06:14AM
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