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Recall 14V710000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

The occupant classification system that detects the presence of a passenger in the passenger front seat may not operate properly, and as a result suppress the deployment of the passenger frontal air bag in the event of a collision. Dealers will widen the gap between the seat frame and seat track assembly and re-calibrate the seat occupant classification system free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may not deploy as needed in an accident due to a fault of the occupant classification system that detects the presence of a passenger in the front passenger seat. If a passenger is not detected and the air bag does not deploy, there would be an increased risk of serious injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 14C10.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 7, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 7, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
113,418
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V710000
Component
SEATS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford F-150 and Flex vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, to May 31, 2014. The affected vehicles were manufactured with a reduced clearance between the seat frame and the seat track assembly. This can cause the Occupant Classification System (OCS) to inaccurately register passenger weight and improperly suppress the passenger front airbag when the passenger seat is occupied by an adult passenger. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
Improper suppression of the passenger airbag increases the risk of an injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger airbag.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will widen the gap between the seat frame and seat track assembly and recalibrate the seat OCS, free of charge. The recall began November 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14C10.
Notify
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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