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Ford Explorer Recall 11V063000

Recliner on Second Row Seat May Fail

Body, Interior & Misc., February 28, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

In the event of a crash, the seat recliner may fail on the second row seat. As a result, the seat back may not provide the required strength, increasing the risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. The seat recliner may fail without warning, so please contact your Ford dealer as soon as possible. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The seat recliner may fail on the second row seat. In the event of a crash, the seat back may not provide the required strength, which can increase the risk of injury. Ford will repair the seats free of charge. This recall is scheduled to begin on February 14, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11C15.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2011

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 28, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V063000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,658

Summary: FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 EXPLORER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 15, 2010, THROUGH DECEMBER 13, 2010, EQUIPPED WITH SECOND ROW 60% SEATS WITH MANUAL RECLINER MECHANISMS THAT MAY HAVE COMPONENTS THAT ARE OUT OF DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATION. THESE SEATS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT BACK MAY NOT PROVIDE THE REQUIRED STRENGTH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE SEATS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 14, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

Notes: FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11C15. 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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