Car company recalling over 400,000 vehicles for safety issues

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A popular car maker is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles because of safety issues.

Ford announced two separate recalls that affect about 435,000 vehicles.

Officials say 386,000 Escape SUVs are being recalled because of a corrosion issue that could lead to problems with the steering wheel.

The recall affects Escapes built between 2001 and 2004.

The second recall affects nearly 49,000 Ford Fusion, Escapes, C-Maxs and Lincoln MKZs.

The company says those vehicles have seat back frames that do not conform to safety standards and increase the risk of injury.