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Recall 17V526000

Left Rear Inflatable Seat Belt Buckle Assembly Mounting Not Secure

Recall Details

The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be improperly welded to its mounting bracket. Dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly and replace the attaching rivet as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The mounting of the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately welded. This could result in the buckle separating from its mounting bracket, preventing proper restraint of occupants which would increase 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 October, 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 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 17C12.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 28, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 28, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
117,423
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V526000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 F-150, and 2017 F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with a crew cab. The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately attached to its mounting bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
Consequence
If the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle separates from it's mounting bracket, the seat occupant may not be adequately restrained, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly, replacing the attaching rivet as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C12.
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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