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Recall 16V874000

Left Rear Seat Back Frame Pins Fracture

Recall Details

The left rear seat back pivot pins may have been welded improperly during manufacturing. Dealers will replace the left rear seat back frame free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The left rear seat back has pivot pins that allow the seat to be folded down. These pins may not have been welded properly, which could allow the seat back to separate in an accident. This could allow stored luggage and cargo to enter the passenger compartment and possibly injure passengers.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2017. 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 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 16S43.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., December 5, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 5, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
25
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V874000
Component
SEATS

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured September 27, 2016, to September 28, 2016. The left rear seat backs pivot pins may have been improperly welded.
Consequence
During a crash, the improper welds may fail, allowing any stowed luggage to move into the passenger compartment, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left hand, second row seat back frame, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 9, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S43.
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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