The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately attached to its mounting bracket.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”
The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2017.
Owners may contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332.
Ford’s number for this recall is 17C12.
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.
August 30, 2017
SUBJECT: NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION / DELIVERY HOLD – Advance Notice – Compliance Recall 17C12
Certain 2015-2017 Model Year F-150 and 2017 F-Super Duty Vehicles Equipped with Rear Inflatable Seat Belts
Left-Hand Rear Seatbelt Buckle Inspection
|Vehicle||Model Year||Assembly Plant||Build Dates|
|F-150||2015-2017||Dearborn Truck||July 20, 2015 through June 16, 2017|
|F-Super Duty||2017||Kentucky Truck||October 20, 2015 through June 16, 2017|
Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS and FSA VIN Lists.
REASON FOR THIS COMPLIANCE RECALL
Some of the affected vehicles may not conform to the requirements specified by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 210: Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages. An inadequate rivet head thickness may allow separation of the left-hand rear inflatable seatbelt buckle from its mounting bracket during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
DO NOT DEMONSTRATE OR DELIVER any new in-stock vehicles involved in this compliance recall.
A complete Dealer Bulletin will be provided to dealers the week of October 9, 2017 when it is anticipated that parts ordering information and repair instructions will be available to support this compliance recall.
Owners of record will be notified via first-class mail after repair instructions and parts ordering information have been provided to dealers.
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.
QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE
For questions and assistance, contact the Special Service Support Center (SSSC) via the SSSC Web
Contact Site. 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.
Michael A. Berardi