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2023 Ford Edge Recalled Over Insufficient Welds

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2023 Ford Edge crossovers over insufficient welds.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the child seat tether wire welds on the second-row left-side seat back frame may be insufficient, which can reduce the seat’s ability to properly restrain a child during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, “Child Restraint Anchorage Systems.”

The hazards: a child that is not properly restrained during a crash can have an increased risk of injury.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Components: left-side second-row seat back frame

Affected vehicles: select 2023 Ford Edge models built at the Oakville Assembly plant on February 24th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 18

The fix: dealers will replace the left-side second-row seat back frame, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on May 8th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23C09.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23C09
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Kevin

    When will Ford get its act together? It’s exhausting trying to defend their incompetence. Just hire a quality assurance from Japan already

    1. RWFA

      Some Japanese companies have been well known for covering up defects and then if somebody is killed or injured, defending against the suit, publicly blaming innocent victims, or paying a hush money settlement. (Sometimes their executives have even committed suicide when the pattern of coverups was exposed.)

      Kudos to Ford for willing doing the (embarrassing) small quantity recalls.

      Knowing that they do this would give me confidence that if a defect is present in my car, Ford’s not going to cover it up.

      1. Chris

        I believe the same. If you bury defects, eventually it’s going to come back to bite you as it did with the GM ignition scandal. (Never mind they changed the part’s design and deceptively gave it a new number.) That scandal preceded a slew of various recalls, many on older models they possibly, if not likely, knew had defects long before the recalls.

    2. Dale Morton

      Sorry, but Ford doesn’t make their own seats. This is a supplier issue, again.

  2. Bob M

    What the Hell is wrong with Ford! They used be be such a good car company, and will all these recalls and problems, they are degrading to a True Lemon car builder. Remember the Asian car makers are constantly increasing their sales and presence here, they are Taking Over. And with Stupid faults like this, you are Handing them the lead. Is More than time to Get Rid of the Beancounters! They are ruining Ford, and can the Slackers, before you go out of buissness.

  3. Carissa Petrie

    I prefer a company that admits and advertises their mistakes with a view towards fixing them rather than covering up shoddy work.


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