2018 Ford Expedition SUVs and Ford F-53/F-59 vehicles included in 2 recalls.

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2018 Ford Expedition SUVs and Ford F-53/F-59 vehicles included in 2 recalls.

— Ford is recalling its 2018 Expedition SUVs because of seat and bolt problems on the same day the automaker recalled other models for their own bolt problems.

Ford says 566 Expeditions have second-row seat tracks with bolts that weren't installed correctly. The bolts are used to attach the seatbacks to the seat bases.

The problem is caused by latches that aren't in the proper position and can allow the second-row seats to be positioned forward of where they should be.

The bolt and latch problems can cause occupants problems in a crash because the seats aren't secure and in the correct position.

About 462 of the SUVs are in the U.S. and 18 are in Canada, and all the Expeditions were manufactured in Kentucky between September 12 through October 31, 2017.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the seats, but dealerships will inspect second-row outboard seat adjustments and verify the proper installation of the bolts attaching the seatbacks to the seat bases. If needed, the seat frame assemblies will be replaced and the bolts will be reinstalled properly.

Ford didn't say when the 2018 Expedition recall will begin, but owners with concerns should call the automaker at 866-436-7332. The reference number is 17C20.

2017 Ford F-53 and F-59 Recall (Motorhome/Commercial)

Ford says 392 model year 2017 Ford F-53 and F-59 motorhome and commercial "stripped chassis incomplete" vehicles equipped with anti-lock brake systems need repairs.

The brake systems are missing the valve block ball plugs in the hydraulic electronic control units. This will cause the control units to leak brake fluid or take in air when the anti-lock brakes are activated.

A driver can experience increased stopping distances and a brake pedal that travels too far when it's pressed, based on how much fluid is lost.

The automaker says it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries related to the brake problems, but the vehicles will still need to be repaired.

All but two Ford F-53 and F-59 vehicles are in the U.S. and all were built in Detroit in November 2016.

Dealers will replace any hydraulic electronic control units with missing valve block ball plugs, but Ford didn't say when the recall will begin.

Owners with questions should call 866-436-7332 and ask about recall number 17S41.

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