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Recall 15V402000

Seat Belts Installed Are Missing Model And Year Information From The Assemblies

Recall Details

The seat belts for the vehicles sold to one fleet company were left as "prototype samples" instead of seat belts marked with models and dates. This would make the belts out of federal compliance. Ford Motor Company sent a company representative to the fleet in question to inspect the belts and install a new label that includes all the required information free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For one fleet that vehicles were provided to, the seat belt labels are missing required belt model and year information and are instead marked "prototype sample". This would make them out of compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. If there was a problem with seat belts, the vehicle owner would not be able to determine if the belts installed on the vehicle are in question, leading to a safety concern.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford notified known the owner of the affected vehicles beginning in June, 2015. 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 incomplete 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 15C05.

Body, Interior & Misc., June 24, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 24, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
49
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V402000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Transit vehicles manufactured March 1, 2015, to April 10, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been built with seat belt assemblies that have seat belt labels that are missing the required belt model and model year and instead state "prototype sample." As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."
Consequence
In the event of a safety issue with the affected seat belts, the vehicle owner may not be able to identify the seat belt if the seat belt label does not include a date of manufacturer.
Remedy
Ford has notified the one fleet owner affected, and a Ford representative will travel to the vehicle locations to install a new label that includes all of the required information. There will be no charge for this service. The recall began on June 12, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C05.
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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