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DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 24, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to these issues. Details are as follows:
Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons in North America for seat belt buckle issue
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 51,500 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons in North America for a potential issue with rear seat belt buckles. The rear seat belt buckles are being damaged when heavy objects are placed on top of them, which could cause the buckle not to latch completely, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
Affected vehicles include certain 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from Feb. 13, 2014 through Jan. 13, 2016. There are a total of 51,470 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 48,990 in the United States and federalized territories, 1,781 in Canada and 699 in Mexico.
Dealers will either inspect and repair, or replace the seat belt buckles as necessary – at no cost to the customer.
Ford issues safety recall for certain 2016 Ford F-150 trucks in North America for multi-contour seat issue
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 3,700 2016 Ford F-150 trucks equipped with multi-contour seats. If the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function is turned on and an adult is in that seat, the occupant classification system may incorrectly classify the adult as a child – suppressing the front passenger airbag and increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Affected vehicles include certain 2016 Ford F-150 trucks built at Dearborn Truck Plant from April 27, 2015 through Nov. 22, 2015. There are a total of 3,683 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 2,894 in the United States and federalized territories, 286 in Canada and 503 in Mexico.
Dealers will update the occupant classification system module software – at no cost to the customer.
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