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One 2023 Lincoln Nautilus Recalled Over Insufficient Welds

Ford Motor Company is recalling one Lincoln Nautilus crossover over insufficient welds. The automaker is also recalling 18 2023 Ford Edge models for the same issue.

The defect: in the affected vehicle, 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: one 2023 Lincoln Nautilus model built at the Oakville Assembly plant on February 24th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 1

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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