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Ford recalls SUV with sharp seat edges that are injuring hands

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company has recalled 2017 Ford Explorers that may have seats with sharp edges.

The recall issued on Friday affects 311,907 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 23,380 in Canada and 3,045 in Mexico.

The automaker said it’s aware of 31 reports of hand injuries attributed to the defect.

Affected vehicles are equipped with power seats with an improperly coined seat-frame edge.. Customers could encounter the sharp edges when reaching between the power front seat and center console, presenting the risk of injury.

Affected vehicles were built at the Chicago Assembly Plant from Feb. 13, 2016, to Oct. 25, 2017.

Ford dealers will install flocked tape to the exposed edge and tab on the inboard side of the power seat frames.

Customers are advised to use caution and avoid contact with the seat frame edge until the repair is completed.

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