Ford Recalls Nearly 50,000 Transit Vans for Seat Belt Issue
Ford is recalling 48,990 2015-2016 transit vans due to a potential rear seat belt issue.
Overview of the Ford Transit Van Recall
According to Autoblog, Ford Motor Company has discovered that if heavy objects somehow impact the rear seat belt buckle even if a heavy object is placed on the buckle it could cause the buckle not to latch properly resulting in injury or possible death if an accident were to occur.
Description of the Ford Recall
- Ford is recalling 48,990 2015-2016 transit vans that came equipped with rear passenger seats.
- The recalled Transit vans were built between February 13, 2014, and January 13, 2016.
- Rear seat buckle may not latch properly due to heavy objects placed on or perhaps impacted on the buckle itself.
- No injuries or deaths have been reported at this time.
- Depending on where the seatbelt buckle is located will Ford determine to replace or modify any necessary parts for the vehicle.
According to Ford Motor Company's statement in a recent press release, “remedy parts are currently unavailable, owners will be notified of the recall March 14, 2016,” Ford goes on to say, “owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available.”
Owners that have any questions or concerns should contact Ford customer service directly at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number that is for this recall is 16S06.
Owners of these recalled 2015-160 transit vans could also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.