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Ford Recalls 177,000 F-150 and Explorers for Faulty Seats

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.

About the Ford Seat Recall

According to Consumer Reports, the recall states that the missing bolt can allow the powered seats to shift more than they normally would in the event of a crash.

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.

Vehicles Affected by the Ford Seat Recall

The following vehicles are included in Ford’s powered seat recall:

  • 2016 Ford F-150 vehicles built at the Dearborn (Mich.) Assembly Plant or the Kansas City (Mo.) Assembly Plant from Jan. 22, 2016, to April 19, 2016
  • 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles built at the Chicago Assembly Plant from Jan. 22, 2016, to April 19, 2016

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