Ford has issued a recall for more than 177,000 2016 F-150 pickups and Explorers because a bolt in the powered front seats can fail and fall out, leaving the seats inadequately secured and creating a significant safety hazard.
Ford says any increased seat movement in a crash increases the risk of injury and potentially death.
Dealers will inspect the bolt to see whether it meets torque requirements. If the requirements are met, the bolt will be removed and cleaned and a new threadlock will be added before the bolt is reinstalled. If the toque inspection is failed, additional repairs will be needed.
The following vehicles are included in Ford’s powered seat recall: