Ford Issues 2 New Recalls For Old Belt Buckles And Seat Functions

Posted: Feb 25 2016, 11:05am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


Ford Issues 2 New Recalls for Old Belt Buckles and Seat Functions
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  • Ford issued 2 new safety recalls related to old belt buckles & seat functions!

The recall issued on Wednesday will see a total of 55,000 Ford vehicles being recalled in North America.

Ford Motor Co. just issued two separate safety recalls. On Wednesday Ford announced the recall of about 55,000 total vehicles in North America. The first recall was related to the 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons.

A total of 51,500 Ford Transit wagons will be recalled due to a potential issue with rear seat belt buckles. It was found the rear seat belt buckles are being damaged with time.

Especially when heavy objects are placed on top of the belt buckles. The damage could cause the buckle not to latch completely, which increases the risk of injury in a crash.

The affected Ford Transit wagons were manufactured at the Kansas City Assembly Plant. The wagons were manufactured from Feb. 13, 2014 through Jan. 13, 2016.

About 48,990 affected vehicles are present in the United States and federalized territories. Meanwhile 1,781 affected vehicles are in Canada and 699 in Mexico. According to Ford there has been no known injuries related to the issue. 

The second recall issued by Ford is related to the Ford F-150 trucks. About 3,700 2016 F-150 trucks equipped with multi-contour seats are being recalled.

According to Ford there is a potential problem in the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function. It was found if the function is turned on; the classification system may incorrectly classify the adult as a child.

This leads to the suppression of the front passenger airbag. The problem may increase the risk of injury in a crash. The F-150 trucks were manufactured at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant between April-November, 2015.

About 2,894 affected trucks are present in the United States and federalized territories. Meanwhile about 286 affected trucks are in Canada and 503 in Mexico.

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