If you are the owner of a Ford pickup truck or SUV, listen up, the automaker has announced a recall affecting 483,325 vehicles in the U.S. and 58,712 in Canada.
The problem? It seems that the mechanism that controls how the front driver and passenger seat backs recline may have been improperly assembled. Because of that, there is a strong possibility the seat back might not have sufficient strength to restrain an occupant in an accident.
Vehicles recalled: 550,186 Ford pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, including:
2018 to 2020 Ford F-150 vehicles built at the Dearborn assembly plant from Sept. 14, 2018, to Aug. 7, 2019 and the Kansas City assembly plant from Sept. 11, 2018, through Aug. 2, 2019.
2019 to 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles built at the Kentucky assembly plant from Sept. 9, 2018, through July 22, 2019 and the Ohio assembly plant from Sept. 11, 2018, through July 17, 2019.
2018 to 2019 Ford Explorer vehicles built at the Chicago assembly plant from Sept. 9, 2018, through March 3, 2019.
2019 to 2020 Ford Expedition vehicles built at the Kentucky assembly plant from Oct. 16, 2018, through July 24, 2019.
2020 Ford Explorer vehicles built at the Chicago assembly plant from Nov. 21, 2018, through Aug. 21, 2019.
2020 Lincoln Aviator vehicles built at the Chicago assembly plant from April 12, 2019, through July 16, 2019.
Dealers will inspect the seats and if a repair is required will do it at no charge, have you ever ignored a recall to only have the problem be an issue for you? Here’s the complete story from Consumer Reports.