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Recall 96E010000

Ford Recalls 1994-1996 F150 Trucks for Seat Recliner Issue

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1994-1996 F150 trucks due to a concern with the front seat frames. The seat recliner to seat frame bolts could loosen, fatigue, and fracture. If this occurs, the seat may recline completely, which can cause a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will refresh and replace washers and fasteners at the seat frame to seat recliner mounting.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., August 19, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 19, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,400
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96E010000
Component
SEATS
Summary
THE SEAT RECLINER TO SEAT FRAME ATTACHING BOLTS ON THESE VEHICLES COULD LOOSEN, FATIGUE AND FRACTURE, ALLOWING THE SEAT BACK TO SUDDENLY RECLINE.
Consequence
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR TO THE DRIVER'S SEAT, THIS COULD RESULT IN A SUDDEN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REMOVE ALL FOAM AND/OR FABRIC SANDWICHED BETWEEN THE RECLINER ASSEMBLY AND THE SEAT FRAME, INSTALL WASHERS BETWEEN THE SEAT RECLINER AND THE SEAT FRAME AT EACH ATTACHMENT POINT, AND INSTALL NEW ATTACHING BOLTS TORQUED TO A HIGHER SPECIFICATION. THESE CORRECTIONS WILL BE MADE TO BOTH THE DRIVER'S AND PASSENGER'S SEATS.
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SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT TRACK ANCHORS AND SEAT.EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FRONT HIGH-BACK BUCKET SEATS OR 60/40 SPLIT BENCH SEATS PROVIDED BY VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS FOR INSTALLATION IN LIGHT DUTY PICKUP EXTENDED CAB CONVERSION TRUCKS.NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT VSS AT 1-800-742-5043. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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