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Recall 15V707000

Front And Rear Seat Belts And Child Tether Anchors Damaged

Recall Details

The front and rear seat belts as well as the child seat tether anchors may have been damaged prior to being installed during vehicle assembly. Dealers will replace the front and rear seat belt assemblies as well as the child seat tether anchors free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front and rear seat belts and child seat tether anchors equipped in the vehicles may have been damaged prior to being installed to the vehicle. This could prevent the secure use of the safety belts and tether during driving.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mustang must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles in December, 2015. If you do 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 26, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 26, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,900
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V707000
Component
CHILD SEAT , SEAT BELTS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured September 26, 2015, to October 1, 2015. The front and rear seat belts and child seat tether anchors may have been damaged in shipping from the supplier to the vehicle assembly plant and may not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 225, "Child restraint anchorage systems."
Consequence
If the restraint components do not function as intended, the occupants may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front and rear seat belt assemblies and the child seat tether anchors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 14, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C13.
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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