Seatbelts that may not work correctly are prompting a safety recall from Ford.
It involves about 117,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles. Dealers need to replace improperly tempered seat, seatback, seatbelt and/or seatbelt buckle attaching bolts.
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
Ford says in the recalled 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, so it increases the chance of an injury.
Ford says it’s not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Dealers will replace affected bolts at no cost to the customer.
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