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Recall 19V229000

Modified Vehicles With Freedman Seat Back Cushions Are Not Secure Under Load

Recall Details

Vehicles modified by TransitWorks equipped with Freedman GO-ES Foldaway Seat back cushions risk a concern of having the seat backs not being stable during a sudden stop or in an accident. A repair procedure is still under development at the time of this writing, and all repairs will be performed free of charge by your local dealership.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles modified by TransitWorks with Freedman GO-ES Foldaway Seat back cushions, the seat cushion may not remain locked into place when under load such as when in an accident or during a sudden stop. A seat back that suddenly moves unexpectedly increases risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford or Ram truck must be performed by a Ford or Ram dealership, respectively. TransitWorks will notify owners of affected vehicles (the timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). 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 Ram dealerships, or contact TransitWorks. 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 22, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 22, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
776
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V229000
Component
SEATS
Summary
TransitWorks is recalling certain 2015-2018 Ford Transit, 2018 Ford Transit Connect, and 2016 Dodge Ram ProMaster vehicles modified to be equipped with Freedman Seating GO-ES seats. When the back seat cushion is rotated from the stowed position to the upright position, the seat cushion may not remain locked into place when under load, such as in a crash or a sudden stop.
Consequence
In the event of a crash, if the seat back moves, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
TransitWorks has notified owners and instructed them to contact Freedman seats for a repair kit. The recall began December 19, 2019. Owners may contact TransitWorks customer service at 1-440-759-5558.
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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