By Matt Schmitz on April 6, 2014
The Problem:The vehicles' seatback frames do not comply with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards, according to the Detroit News. Certain driver and front passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with substandard welds joining the seatback recliner mechanism to the seatback frame. This could increase the risk of injury in a collision, the newspaper reported. No crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the faulty frames.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the seatback frames for free. Ford has not yet listed an owner notification schedule.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more info.
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