17C12 – Left-Hand Rear Seatbelt Buckle Inspection – 2015-2017 Ford F-150 & 2017 F-250 & F-350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V526
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 117,423

 

Left Rear Seat Belt may Detach/FMVSS 210

If the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle separates from it’s mounting bracket, the seat occupant may not be adequately restrained, increasing their risk of injury.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 F-150, and 2017 F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with a crew cab.

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.”

 

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly, replacing the attaching rivet as necessary, free of charge.

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.

 

Notes

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.

 

Check if you Vehicle has a Recall


 

August 30, 2017

TO: All U.S.Ford and Lincoln Dealers

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

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicle Model Year Assembly Plant Build Dates
F-150 2015-2017 Dearborn Truck July 20, 2015 through June 16, 2017
Kansas City
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.

 

SERVICE ACTION

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.

 

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION

Owners of record will be notified via first-class mail after repair instructions and parts ordering information have been provided to dealers.

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael A. Berardi


https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCMN-17V526-5920.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V526-1958.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCAK-17V526-5419.pdf

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