Ford Motor Company is recalling the 2016 Ford Fusion over a safety issue with the front driver’s seat.
The defect: the front driver seat track assembly’s rear riser may have been improperly welded to the seat track rail, and as a result, the driver may not be adequately restrained in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 207, “Seating Systems” and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”
The hazards: an improperly welded driver seat riser may fail to adequately restrain the driver during crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Affected vehicles: 2016 Ford Fusion manufactured from March 10, 2016 through March 16, 2016.
Number of affected vehicles: 39 units (Untied States figure).
The fix: Ford quarantined the affected vehicles at dealerships prior to their sale. Dealers will replace the front driver seat track rail, free of charge.
Owners should: Ford owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford Fusion recall 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: 16C05
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 16V250000