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Ford Recalls 2016 F-150 And Explorer Over Front Seat Pivot Bolts

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Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for Ford Explorer and F-150 over an issue with the power seat adjuster pivot bolts that may cause the front seat cushions to detach and not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

The defect: loose power seat adjuster pivot bolts may cause the front seat cushions to detach and not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

The hazards: in the event of a crash, a seat occupant that is not properly restrained has an increased risk of injury.

Affected components: seats.

2016 Ford F-150 Limited Exterior 001
2016 Ford F-150

Affected vehicles:

  • 2016 Ford F-150
  • 2016 Ford Explorer

Number of vehicles affected: 177,264 units.

The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tightness of the power seat track upper pivot link bolt, either applying threadlocker or replacing the lift link and hardware, free of charge. Interim letters are expected to go out January 15, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available.

Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford Explorer and Ford F-150 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: 17S40
  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V767000
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov

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