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Recall 15V476000

Livery Models Not Delivered With Second Row Seats

Recall Details

Some vehicles were delivered without second row seats and no passenger front seat child restraint tether. This violates federal vehicle requirements. Dealers will inspect vehicles and install second row seating if it is missing free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Some vehicles for livery use were not delivered with second row seats, which creates a safety violation. If there are no second row seats, the passenger front seat must then have a child seat tether available for use, which is also missing on these vehicles.

What Should You Do?

Lincoln notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Lincoln recall number is 15C08.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 29, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 29, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
265
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V476000
Component
CHILD SEAT
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Lincoln MKT Town Car vehicles equipped with the livery package manufactured February 4, 2015, to June 23, 2015. The vehicles were intended to seat five passengers, but were delivered without the second row seating. Accordingly, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110. The vehicles also fail to comply with FMVSS No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorages" since they were delivered without a tether anchorage at the front passenger seating position, and as is required for vehicles without a second row of seats.
Consequence
The vehicles do not have the seats and restraints that they were intended to have. Unrestrained or improperly restrained occupants are at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Dealers will inspect and install second row seating if it is missing. The recall began on July 28, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C08.
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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