Original Recall from the NHTSA
Manufacturer's Report Date:

April 17, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

13V147000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected:

885

Summary:

Explorer Van Company, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer and Explorer Limited SE vehicles built on GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express chassis, manufactured August 1, 2012, through April 9, 2013. The wiring harness that powers the seat adjuster and the seat heating circuit may not be properly secured. As a result, the harness may become lodged in the seat riser mechanism.

Consequence:

If the wires become lodged in the seat riser mechanism, they may become severed and potentially short circuit. A short circuit may result in a fire.

Remedy:

Explorer Van Company will notify owners, and dealers will secure the seat wiring harness. Any damaged seat wiring harnesses will be replaced. These services will be completed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 17, 2013. Customers may contact Explorer Van Company at 1-574-267-7666. Explorer's number for this campaign is 2013-1.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration