Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E models due to a safety issue with the rear seat belts. Additionally, a stop-sale has been issued for units already on dealer lots. The 2022 Ford Maverick is being recalled for the same problem, as Ford Authority reported earlier today.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the rear floor assemblies were produced with tapping plates that may have oversized extruded bolt holes used to attach the rear seat belt buckles.
The hazards: oversized extruded bolt holes may decrease the strength of the fastener joint causing inadequate attachment of the rear seat belts during loading, which could cause it to detach and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
Components: rear floor assembly tapping plates.
Affected vehicles: select 2021-2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E models produced between October 5th, 2020 through November 18th, 2021, at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant.
The fix: dealers will replace the defective parts, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on January 3rd, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21C36.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S46
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov