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Recall 19V651000

Front Power Seat Frames Have Sharp Edges Which Can Cause Injury

Recall Details

For vehicles equipped with power front seats, the seat frames may have been manufactured with sharp edges. These edges can become dangerous to vehicle occupants if they reach down between the seat and center console. Dealers will install protective tape on the exposed inside edge and tab of the power seat frames free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The seat frames of vehicles that are equipped with power seats may have been manufactured with sharp edges. If an occupant reaches down between the front power seat and center console, there is a risk of injury due to the sharp edges.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2019. 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 19S29.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., September 11, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 11, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
311,907
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V651000
Component
SEATS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with power front seats. The seat frames may have sharp edges.
Consequence
Occupants my contact the sharp edges when reaching between the power front seat and center console, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install protective tape on the exposed inside edge and tab of the power seat frames, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 14, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S29.
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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