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: www.nhtsa.gov
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