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2018 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator Recalled Over Seating Issue

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Ford Motor Company is recalling certain units of the 2018 Ford Expedition and 2018 Lincoln Navigator SUVs over an issue with the second-row seats.

The defect: the second row center seat track assemblies may be missing one or both of the J-Channel reinforcement brackets, possibly allowing the seat to move in the event of a crash.

The hazards: in the event of a crash, a seat that moves may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury.

2018 Lincoln Navigator

Components: service: seats.

Affected vehicles:

  • 2018 Ford Expedition
  • 2018 Lincoln Navigator

Number of vehicles affected: 34,946 (United States number).

The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row center seat for any missing J-channel reinforcement brackets, replacing the center seat frame assembly as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018.

Owners should: Ford Expedition owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford recall can visit owner.ford.com while Lincoln Navigator owners can visit owner.lincoln.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.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • Lincoln Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 18S37
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
  • NHTSA Recall Number: 18V805000
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Written by Alex Luft

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