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Ford Motor Co. on Thursday issued three separate recalls for about 48,300 vehicles.

The largest recall was for 37,905 2015-16 low-roof Ford Transit vans for an issue with the side-curtain air bags. Ford said that in some of the vans, the air bags could be positioned incorrectly, which could lessen their performance in a crash.

About 37,066 vehicles are in the United States and 839 are in Canada.

Ford is not aware of any injuries related to this issue.

The second recall is for 5,536 2015-16 model-year Lincoln MKC and 2016 Ford Explorer SUVs due to an issue with the heaters. Ford said the engine block design, coupled with the particular block heater installed in the SUVs, causes the unit to overheat and possibly cause a fire when the vehicle is parked and the block heater is plugged in. Ford said it’s aware of two reports of underhood fires in Canada, but is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

About 1,543 of the affected vehicles are in the United States and 3,993 are in Canada.

The smallest recall is for about 4,800 F-650 and F-750 heavy-duty trucks to replace the parking brake cable connector clips. Ford said in some cases the clip could break, resulting in the truck moving.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Of the 4,764 vehicles affected, 4,654 are in the United States and 110 are in Canada.

In all cases, dealers will replace the affected parts for free.

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