Ford Motor Company is recalling its F-Series light and heavy duty pickup trucks over an issue with the seat belt system.
The defect: the seat belt anchor may not be adequately welded to the seat cushion frame. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages,” and 207, “Seating Systems.”
The hazards: the seat belt buckle weld may fail, preventing the occupants from being properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
- 2017 Ford F-150 with manually-adjusted front passenger seats
- 2017 Ford F-250 with manually-adjusted front passenger seats
- 2017 Ford F-350 with manually-adjusted front passenger seats
- 2017 Ford F-450 with manually-adjusted front passenger seats
- 2017 Ford F-550 with manually-adjusted front passenger seats
Number of vehicles affected: 504 (United States figure).
The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger manual seat track, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6th, 2017.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford recall can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, they 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 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) using the information below.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- Ford Recall Number: 17C17
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V599000
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov