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Recall 17V052000

Floor Pan Welds Insufficient Causing Weaker Vehicle Structure

Recall Details

The floor pan may have improperly welded left-hand apron joints, resulting in weaker than required structural integrity of the vehicle. Dealers will inspect the apron joints and repair the vehicle as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The left hand portion of the floor pan may not have been welded properly during manufacturing, compromising structural integrity of the vehicle in an accident. If the vehicle does not structurally hold up as designed in an accident, it would increase risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2017. If you did 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 17S03.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 24, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 24, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V052000
Component
STRUCTURE

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016 Focus and C-Max vehicles. The floor pan may have improperly welded left-hand apron joints.
Consequence
Improperly welded apron joints may reduce the front-end structural integrity of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the apron joints, repairing the vehicle, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 6, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S03.
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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