Seats with missing inboard attachments may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
The affected vehicles may be missing the two front inboard attachments for the second row seats.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating systems”, and (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat belt assembly anchorages.”
The recall is expected to begin by August 18, 2017.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
Ford’s number for this recall is 17C10.
Owners may 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.
June 27, 2017
|Vehicle||Model Year||Assembly Plant||Build Date|
|Police Interceptor Utility||2017||Chicago||January 20, 2017|
Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS and FSA VIN Lists.
NOTE: This Compliance Recall affects four (4) vehicles total.
REASON FOR THIS COMPLIANCE RECALL
Some of the affected vehicles may not conform to the requirements specified by Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 207 Seating Systems Installation, and No. 210 Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages. These vehicles may not be equipped with inboard attachment studs and weld nuts for the second row seat. Second row seats that are missing the inboard attachments may not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Dealers are to contact the Special Service Support Center (SSSC) via the SSSC Web Contact Site for parts ordering and repair instructions. The SSSC Web Contact Site can be accessed through the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website using the SSSC link listed at the bottom of the OASIS VIN report screen or listed under the SSSC tab.
Owner letters are expected to be mailed the week of August 14, 2017. Dealers should contact the SSSC immediately and repair any affected vehicles that arrive at their dealerships, whether or not the customer has received a letter.
Federal law requires dealers to complete this recall service before a new vehicle is delivered to the buyer or lessee. Violation of this requirement by a dealer could result in a civil penalty of up to $21,000 per vehicle. Correct all vehicles in your new vehicle inventory prior to delivery.
Michael A. Berardi