The defect: in affected vehicles, when the driver’s seat belt is not buckled and the vehicle is started, the seat belt warning system may activate the audible warning chime for an insufficient amount of time of less than four seconds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
The hazards: an audible warning chime that does not properly alert of an unbelted seat belt can increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
Components: audio control module software.
Affected vehicles: select 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsair models produced at the Ford Louisville Assembly plant between January 7th, 2019, through December 13th, 2022.
Number of vehicles affected: 28,753
The fix: dealers will update the audio control module software, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on February 6th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22C35.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S31
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
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