Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

April 18, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

11V246000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

Potential Number of Units Affected:

192

Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 E-150, E-250, E-350 AND E-450 TRUCKS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS." IT MAY BE POSSIBLE THAT UNDER UNUSUALLY HIGH LOADS, SUCH AS DURING A CRASH, THE DRIVER POWER SEAT TRACK WORM GEAR MAY FRACTURE.

Consequence:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES OF SEVERE LOADING, THE WORM GEAR COULD FAIL AND ALLOW THE SEAT TO SHIFT FORWARD OR BACKWARD INCREASING THE RISK AND/OR SEVERITY OF INJURIES TO THE DRIVER.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVER'S SEAT TRACK ASSEMBLY, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 2, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

Notes:

FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11C16. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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