Ford Motor Company is issuing a compliance recall for certain 2016 Ford Mustang vehicles in North America after restraint parts could have been damaged during shipping.
The defect: the front and rear seat belts and child seat tether anchors may have been damaged in shipping from the supplier to Ford’s Mustang assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, and may not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash.
The hazards: if damaged during shipping, the affected restraint parts might not conform to the requirements of FMVSS 209 for seat belt assembly performance or to FMVSS 225 regarding child restraint anchor systems.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
Affected vehicles: 2016 Ford Mustang built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant built from September 26th, 2015 through October 1st, 2015.
Number of affected vehicles: 1,906 vehicles in North America, of which:
- 1,900 are in the United States and federalized territories
- 1 is in Canada
- 5 are in Mexico
The fix: dealers will replace front and rear seat belt assemblies, rear seat buckle assemblies and child tethers at no cost to the customer.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in these recalls can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners may also contact Ford customer service by using the following contact information.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 15C13
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V707000