Recall 16V343000

Second Row Center Seating Position Child Seat Anchors Obstructed

Recall Details

The second row seat back trim cover restricts the center position child safety seat anchors. Dealers will replace the seat back trim cover and tether cover bezel on the second row free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The seat back trim cover for the second row center seating position restricts the child seat anchors. This prevents proper attachment of a child safety seat, and could result in occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Lincoln must be performed by a Lincoln dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 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 Lincoln 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 16C09.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., May 24, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 24, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 24, 2015. An incorrect seat back trim cover was installed on the affected vehicles, blocking the child seat tether anchors in the second row center seating position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child restraint anchorage systems."
An improperly anchored child seat can increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat back trim cover and tether cover bezel on the second row, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 13, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C09.
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
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