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Ford Recalls 2016 F-150 Over Issue With Front Passenger Airbag Detector System

Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for certain 2016 Ford F-150 over an issue with the front passenger airbag detector, which may incorrectly classify an adult as a child.

The defect: if the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function is turned on and an adult is in that seat, the occupant classification system may incorrectly classify the adult as a child.

The hazards: the issue would suppress the front passenger airbag and increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Injuries or deaths: none reported.

Affected vehicles: 2016 Ford F-150 with multi-contour seats. The vehicles were produced between April 27, 2015 and November 22, 2015.

Number of affected vehicles: 3,683 in North America, including:

  • 2,894 in the United States
  • 286 in Canada
  • 503 in Mexico

The fix: dealers will update the occupant classification system module software at no cost to the customer.

Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in these recalls can visit 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: 16S05
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:
  • NHTSA Recall Number: 16V110000

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