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Recall 16V188000

Side Curtain Air Bags Do Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The side curtain air bags may not deploy with the proper trajectory due to being folded and packaged incorrectly. Dealers will inspect and re-orient the side curtain air bag assembly as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The side curtain air bags may not be installed properly, resulting in them not deploying in the proper direction in an accident. This could result in reduced occupant protection in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. 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. The Ford recall number is 16S13.

Body, Interior & Misc., April 4, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 4, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
37,066
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V188000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Transit vehicles manufactured March 12, 2014, to March 18, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the side curtain air bag may not deploy with the proper trajectory due to being folded and packaged incorrectly.
Consequence
A side curtain air bag that does not deploy as intended may increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and re-orient the side curtain air bag assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 16, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S13.
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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