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Recall 17V332000

Driver's Seat Back Does Not Restrain Driver In An Accident

Recall Details

The driver's seat back on manually adjusted seats may not be welded properly, resulting in the seat back not properly restraining the driver in an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace affected seat back frames as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The manually adjusted driver's seat back frame may have inadequate welds, resulting in the seat back not properly restraining the driver in an accident. This could result in increased risk of injury.

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 June, 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 17C08.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 22, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 22, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,204
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V332000
Component
SEATS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles equipped with a manual driver's seat back recliner mechanism. In the event of a crash, the seat back frame may not restrain the occupant due to having inadequate welds. As such, these vehicles may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202a, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."
Consequence
If the occupant is not adequately restrained in the event of a crash, they have an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 5, 2017. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C08.
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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