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Recall 17V528000

Left Rear Seat Back Not Secure In An Accident

Recall Details

The left rear seat back may not have been welded properly, leading to not being secure in an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the rear second left side rear seat back as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The seat back for the left rear seat may not have been welded properly. In an accident, it may not securely support an occupant, leading to 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 October, 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 17C13.

Affected Cars

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
698
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V528000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Focus vehicles. The rear left side seat back frame may have an insufficient weld between the outboard pivot bracket and the pivot nut joint, resulting in the seat back having reduced strength. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
Consequence
The reduced seat back strength may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the rear second left side rear seat back 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 17C13.
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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