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Recall 17V472000

Seat Belt Mounting Anchor Bolts Fracture

Recall Details

Improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to secure seat belts to the vehicle. These bolts may fracture, resulting in the seat belts not being able to securely protect vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the affected bolts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bolts that secure the seat belt anchors to the body of the vehicle may fracture, resulting in occupants of the vehicle not being secure in an accident. This would result in increased risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford or Lincoln must be performed by a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 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 or Lincoln 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 17S17.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 25, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 25, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
94,605
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V472000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford F-150 and E-350, 2014-2015 Ford Escape, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles. Improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles.
Consequence
The improperly manufactured bolts may fracture. If a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 28, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S17.
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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