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Ford Issues Safety Recall for Certain 2014 Ford F-150, E-Series, 2014-15 Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC Vehicles to Replace Seat, Seatback, Seatbelt and/or Seatbelt Buckle Attaching Bolts

DEARBORN, Mich., July 26, 2017 – Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America. Details are as follows:

Certain 2014 Ford F-150, E-Series, 2014-15 Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles

  • Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 117,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles to replace improperly tempered seat, seatback, seatbelt and/or seatbelt buckle attaching bolts. 
  • In affected vehicles, if a seat, seatback or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the structural integrity of the seat or the seatbelt system’s performance may be compromised in a sudden stop or crash, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
  • Dealers will replace affected bolts at no cost to the customer.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2014 Ford F-150 built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, May 9, 2014 to June 15, 2014 and at Kansas City Assembly Plant, May 10, 2014 to June 10, 2014
  • 2014 Ford E-Series built at Ohio Assembly Plant, May 15, 2014 to June 24, 2014
  • 2014-15 Ford Escape built at Louisville Assembly Plant, May 11, 2014 to June 18, 2014
  • 2015 Lincoln MKC built at Louisville Assembly Plant, May 11, 2014 to June 18, 2014
 
  • The recall involves approximately 116,796 vehicles in North America, including 94,605 in the United States and federalized territories, 20,681 in Canada and 1,510 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S17.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.  The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers.  Ford designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles:  Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans and cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles.  The company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  Ford employs about 182,000 people worldwide.  More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at corporate.ford.com.

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