Compliance Recall 19C07 – Manual Recliner Seat Inspection – 2018-2020 Ford & Lincoln

August 28, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V633000

Reduced Seat Back Strength/FMVSS 202 & 207

A seat back with an improperly assembled recliner mechanism may have reduced strength and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V633

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 482,520

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018-2020 F-150 and 2019-2020 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty pickup trucks, and 2018-2019 Ford Explorer and 2019-2020 Expedition vehicles equipped with driver and/or passenger’s manual front seat back recliner mechanisms. Also included are certain 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with rear outboard seats and manual seat back recliner mechanisms. The recliner mechanisms may be missing the third pawl required for seat back strength, resulting in a loose seat back. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202, “Head Restraints” and 207, “Seating Systems.”

 

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and Ford and Lincoln dealers will inspect the seat structure and replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 7, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19C07.

 

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.

 

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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. 202a (Head Restraints) and FMVSS 207 (Seating Systems).The seatback may exhibit excessive movement, as a result of an improperly assembled recliner mechanism. This concern affects front row manual seat recliners on all vehicles listed except for the 2020 MY Explorer and Aviator, for which the issue pertains only to second row outboard seats.

 

SERVICE ACTION

Before demonstrating or delivering any new in-stock vehicles involved in this recall, dealers are to inspect the manual recliner mechanism on front seats for the following vehicles:

Before demonstrating or delivering any new in-stock vehicles involved in this recall, dealers are to inspect the manual recliner mechanism on rear seats for the following vehicles:

It is expected that less than 1% of vehicles will not pass the inspection, and will require part replacement.  For any vehicles, which do not pass the inspection, a complete Dealer Bulletin will be provided to dealers by end of September, when it is anticipated that parts ordering information and repair instructions will be available. This service must be performed on all affected vehicles at no charge to the vehicle owner.

NOTE: There will be a primary and alternate inspection procedure available. Dealers will be shipped a Force Gauge beginning now through the end of September. Refer to the technical instructions for further details.

 

OWNER NOTIFICATION MAILING SCHEDULE

Owner letters are expected to be mailed the week of October 7, 2019. Dealers should repair any affected vehicles that arrive at their dealerships, whether or not the customer has received a letter.

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 before delivery.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I: Administrative Information
Attachment II: Labor Allowances and Parts Ordering Information
Attachment III: Technical Information
Attachment IV:Torque Fixture Fabrication
Owner Notification Letters

 

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,

 

David J. Johnson

 

OASIS ACTIVATION

OASIS will be activated on August 29, 2019

 

FSA VIN LISTS ACTIVATION

FSA VIN Lists will be available through https://web.fsavinlists.dealerconnection.com August 29, 2019. Owner names and addresses will be available by week of October 21, 2019.

NOTE: Your FSA VIN Lists may contain owner names and addresses obtained from motor vehicle registration records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any purpose other than in connection with this recall is a violation of law in several states, provinces, and countries. Accordingly, you must limit the use of this listing to the follow-up necessary to complete this recall.

 

SOLD VEHICLES

  • Ford has not issued instructions to stop selling/delivering or driving used vehicles under this compliance recall. Owners should contact their dealer for an appointment to have their vehicles remedied as soon as practicable. Owners can continue to safely drive their vehicles.
  • Immediately contact any of your affected customers whose vehicles are not on your VIN list but are identified in OASIS. Give the customer a copy of the Owner Notification Letter (when available) and schedule a service date.
  • Correct other affected vehicles identified in OASIS which are brought to your dealership.
  • Dealers are to prioritize repairs of customer vehicles over repairs of new and used vehicle inventory.

 

STOCK VEHICLES

  • Dealers must inspect all affected stock units prior to delivery.
  • Correct all affected units in your new vehicle inventory before delivery.
  • Ford has developed a primary and alternative test procedure to ensure dealers are able to inspect stock units.
  • The primary (preferred) inspection procedure requires a Force Gauge that Ford will ship to dealers in late August and through the month of September.
  • An alternative inspection procedure is available for vehicle inspections prior to receiving a Force Gauge. This procedure requires a 250 foot pound Torque Wrench and the fabrication of a Torque Fixture. Instructions are included in Attachment IV of this bulletin for fabrication of the fixture. Dealers will be provided an allowance to purchase a tool locally and to modify the tool. See Claims Payment in Claims Preparation and Submission in Attachment I.
  • Dealers may use the Torque Wrench inspection procedure on stock units for which they have a signed sales agreement. The Torque Wrench inspection procedure may not be used after dealerships receive the Force Gauge from Ford.
  • Use OASIS to identify any affected vehicles in your used vehicle inventory.

 

DEALER-OPERATED RENTAL VEHICLES

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act law effective June 2016 prohibits a rental company from selling, renting or leasing vehicles subject to a safety or compliance recall. Please consult your legal counsel for legal advice.

 

TITLE BRANDED / SALVAGED VEHICLES

Affected title branded and salvaged vehicles are eligible for this recall.

 

OWNER REFUNDS

Refunds are not approved for this program.

 

RENTAL VEHICLES

Rental vehicles are not approved for this program.

 

LINCOLN PICKUP AND DELIVERY

Owners of 2017 MY and newer Lincoln vehicles have the option of requesting pickup and delivery service with a Lincoln loaner (up to 2 days), from their dealership.  For details, reference EFC07715, 2019 Lincoln Pickup & Delivery Updates.

 

ADDITIONAL REPAIR (LABOR TIME AND/OR PARTS)

Additional repairs identified as necessary to complete the FSA should be managed as follows:

  • For related damage and access time requirements, refer to the Warranty and Policy Manual / Section 6 – Ford & Lincoln Program Policies / General Information & Special Circumstances for FSA’s / Related Damage.
  • For vehicles within new vehicle bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage, no SSSC approval is required, although related damage must be on a separate repair line with the “Related Damage” radio button checked.
    • Ford vehicles – 3 years or 36,000 miles o Lincoln vehicles – 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • For vehicles outside new vehicle bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage, submit an Approval Request to the SSSC Web Contact Site prior to completing the repair.

 

CLAIMS PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION

  • Claim Entry: Enter claims using Dealer Management System (DMS) or One Warranty Solution (OWS) online.
    • When entering claims, select claim type 31: Field Service Action. The FSA number (19C07) is the sub code.
    • For additional claims preparation and submission information, refer to the Recall and Customer Satisfaction Program (CSP) Repairs in the OWS User Guide.
  • Related Damage/Additional labor and/or parts: Must be claimed as Related Damage on a separate repair line from the FSA with same claim type and sub code as described in Claim Entry above.

IMPORTANT: Click the Related Damage Indicator radio button.

  • Lincoln Pickup & Delivery: Claims for Lincoln Pickup & Delivery with a Lincoln loaner (up to 2 days) should be submitted on a separate line from the FSA.  Refer to EFC07715, 2019 Lincoln Pickup & Delivery Updates for details.
  • Provision for Locally Obtained Supplies to Fabricate Torque Fixture: H style gear puller referenced in technical instructions and fabrication required.

NOTE: This is a one-time charge per dealer as tool can be used on multiple vehicles. Do not charge this amount more than once.

  • Program Code: 19C07 o Misc Expense: OTHER o Amount: actual up to $100

CERTAIN 2018-2020 MODEL YEAR EXPLORER, F-150, F-SUPER DUTY, EXPEDITION AND AVIATOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL RECLINING SEATS

MANUAL RECLINER SEAT INSPECTION

 

OVERVIEW

Some of the affected vehicles may not conform to the requirements specified by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 202a (Head Restraints) and FMVSS 207 (Seating Systems).  The seatback may exhibit excessive movement, as a result of an improperly assembled recliner mechanism.  This concern affects front row manual seat recliners on all vehicles listed except for the 2020 MY Explorer and Aviator, for which the issue pertains only to second row outboard seats with manual recliners.  Before demonstrating or delivering any new in-stock vehicles involved in this recall, dealers are to inspect the manual recliner mechanism on front seats for the following vehicles:

–   2018-2020 F-150

–   2018-2019 Explorer

–   2019-2020 Superduty, Expedition

Before demonstrating or delivering any new in-stock vehicles involved in this recall, dealers are to inspect the manual recliner mechanism on rear seats for the following vehicles:

– 2020 Explorer and Aviator

 

–   For all Regular Cabs F150’s and Regular Cab Superduty’s perform the Torque Wrench      Inspection Procedure only.  The Force Gauge will not work effectively on the front seats     of the Regular cab F150 and Regular Cab Super duty configuration.

 

–   For all other vehicles only perform the torque wrench inspection procedure on sold       vehicles or vehicles with a signed sales contract, until the Force Gauge becomes     available.

NOTE:  Dealers that have already recieved the Force Gauge, proceed to Force Gauge Seat Backrest           Recliner Inspection on Page 2.  Dealers will be shipped a Force Gauge starting now through September.

NOTE:  Dealers that have not recieved the Force Gauge, proceed to Torque Wrench Inspection Procedure    on Page 6.

NOTE:  The Torque fixture for Torque Wrench Inspection is locally obtained and must be modified.            Please see ATTACHMENT IV for tool modification instructions.

 

FRONT SEAT FORCE GAUGE INSPECTION PROCEDURE

For All Vehicles Except 2020 Explorer/Aviator, Regular Cab F150 and Regular Cab Superduty

IMPORTANT!  This procedure must be performed on front seats equipped with manual recliners.  Perform the inspection procedure on both front seats, if applicable.

NOTE:  Only Inspect Manual Recliner Seats.

NOTE:  Video is available of procedure.

1. Pull up on the manual recliner handle and fold the front seat backrest forward. Let go of the recliner handle and position the front seat backrest upright to the first lock position.

2. Recline the front seat backrest to the 2nd or 3rd recliner lock position.

3. Attach the 4 inch pressure plate to the Force Gauge.

NOTICE:  The mandrel thread on some Force Gauges may extend past the surface of the pressure plate. This condition may damage the seat during inspection.  Use an M6 nut as a spacer on the Force Gauge mandrel threads if required, to ensure a sub-finish surface.

4. Zero out the Force Gauge.

5. Set the Force Gauge to capture/hold the highest value reached.

NOTE: Position a clean shop cloth between the Force Gauge pressure plate and the seat backrest cover.

6. While sitting in the second row seat, place the Force Gauge pressure plate on the upper inboard and outboard sides of the front seat backrest, 1 inch from the top and 1 inch from the side of the backrest, and apply pressure until a minimum of 850N force is achieved or seat back ratchets forward (If the seat back ratchets there will be an audible noise). See Figure 1.

NOTICE: Do not exceed 950N force, damage to the seat back could occur.

NOTE: Zero out the Force Gauge between each measurement.

7. Was a loud ratcheting sound heard or did the seat back ratchet forward on either seat from the inboard and/or the outboard sides before 850N of force was reached?

NOTE: Example video of failed recliner.

Yes – This seat/s have failed inspection and will require replacement. Do not close the repair order, more instruction will follow in a future bulletin supplement on how to proceed with this repair.

No – Go to step 8.

8. If the seat backrest passes the first inspection, reset the seat backrest by performing the following steps.

a. Pull up on the manual recliner handle and fold the front seat backrest forward. Let go of the recliner handle and position the front seat backrest upright to the first lock position.

b. Recline the front seat backrest to the 2nd or 3rd recliner lock positions.

9. Repeat Step 6 a second time to ensure that the seat backrest passes inspection.

NOTE: After second inspection if recliner does not make a ratcheting sound or ratchets forward it passes inspection, go to Step 10.

10. Record the highest value reached on both inboard and outboard upper front seat backrest positions on repair order.

 

For All 2020 Explorer and Aviator Vehicles : All Second Row Seat/s

IMPORTANT! Perform the inspection procedure on both rear outboard seats.

NOTE: Only the inboard side of the outer seats needs to be inspected.

NOTE: Video is available for procedure.

1. Pull up on the manual recliner handle and fold the front seat backrest forward. Let go of the recliner handle and position the front seat backrest upright to the first lock position.

2. Recline the rear seat backrest to full recline.

3. Attach the 4 inch pressure plate to the Force Gauge.

NOTICE: The mandrel thread on some Force Gauges may extend past the surface of the pressure plate.
This condition may damage the seat during inspection. Use an M6 nut as a spacer on the Force Gauge mandrel threads if required, to ensure a sub-finish surface.

4. Zero out the Force Gauge.

NOTE: Position a clean shop cloth between the Force Gauge pressure plate and the seat backrest cover.

5. While sitting in the third row rear seat, place the Force Gauge pressure plate on the upper inboard side of the second row seat backrest, 1 inch from the top and 1 inch from the side of the backrest, and apply pressure until a minimum of 850N force is achieved or recliner mechanism seat back ratchets forward (If the seat back ratchets there will be an audible noise). See Figure 2.

NOTICE: Do not exceed 950N force, damage to the seat back could occur.

NOTE: Zero out the Force Gauge between each measurement.

6. Was a loud ratcheting sound heard or did the seat back ratchet forward on either seat from the inboard and/or the outboard sides while appling force?

NOTE: Example video of failed recliner.

Yes – This seat/s have failed inspection and will require replacement. Do not close the repair order, more instruction in a future bulletin supplement will follow on how to proceed with this repair.

No – Proceed to Step 7.

7. If the seat backrest passes the first inspection, reset the seat backrest by performing the following steps.

a. Pull up on the manual recliner handle and fold the rear seat backrest forward. Let go of the recliner handle and position the rear seat backrest upright to the first lock position.

b. Recline the rear seat backrest to the 2nd or 3rd recliner lock position.

8. Repeat Step 5 a second time to ensure that the seat backrest passes inspection.

NOTE: After second inspection, if recliner does not make a ratcheting sound or ratchets forward it passes inspection go to Step 9.

9. Record the highest value reached on the upper inboard second row seat backrest on repair order.

 

TORQUE WRENCH INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Front Seat Inboard Side – Torque Wrench Manual Backrest Recliner Inspection

NOTE: Video is available of procedure.

1. Pull up on the manual recliner handle and fold the front seat backrest forward. Let go of the recliner handle and position the front seat backrest upright to the first lock position.

2. Recline the front seat backrest to the 2nd or 3rd recliner lock position.

3. Remove the front head restraint. See Figure 3.

a. Depress the locking tabs.

b. Remove the front head restraint.

4. Partially remove the seat backrest cover enough to access the seat frame holes shown in Figure 4.
Please follow Steps 3-7 of the procedure within Workshop Manual (WSM) Section 501-20 – Side Airbag.

– Remove the backrest cover and foam enough to allow access to the seat frame.
– Removal of the front seat is not required for this procedure.
– Use caution during disassembly not to stretch or rip the backrest cover or backrest foam.

NOTE: Driver front seat shown, all front seats similar.

5. Measure 1.25 inches (32mm) down from the center of the upper attachment hole shown and mark frame as shown in Figure 5.

6. Install Torque Fixture onto the inboard side of the front seat backrest. See Figure 6.

a. Position a washer on the 6mm bolt, of suitable length, and install through the lower attachment hole.

b. Install a washer and nut onto the lower attachment bolt.

c. Position the Torque Fixture onto the lower attachment bolt between the frame and the outer washer.

d. Position a washer on the bolt and install through the upper attachment hole.

e. Install a washer and nut onto the upper attachment bolt.

f. Align the mark made on the backrest to the center of the Torque Fixture bolt.

g. Tighten down the Torque Fixture bolts and nuts so that the fixture can not move.

7. Using a 1/2 inch drive torque wrench, apply a minimum of 221 ft lbs (300 Nm) of forward force to the seat backrest, stopping when either 221 ft lbs (300 Nm) is achieved or recliner makes a ratcheting sound or ratchets forward. See Figure 7 for starting position of torque wrench.

8. Was a loud ratcheting sound heard or did the seat back ratchet forward as the force was being applied?

Yes – This seat/s have failed inspection and will require replacement. Do not close the repair order, more instruction in a future bulletin supplement will follow on how to proceed with this repair.

No – Proceed to Step 9.

NOTE: Example video of failed recliner.

9. If the seat backrest passes the first inspection, reset the seat backrest by performing the following
steps.

a. Pull up on the manual recliner handle and fold the front seat backrest forward. Let go of the recliner handle and position the front seat backrest upright to the first lock position.

b. Recline the front seat backrest to the 2nd or 3rd recliner lock positions.

10. Repeat Step 7 a second time to ensure that the seat backrest passes inspection.

NOTE: After second inspection, if recliner does not make a ratcheting sound or ratchets forward it passes inspection go to Step 11.

11. Remove the Torque Fixture from the inboard side of the seat backrest.

 

Front Seat Outboard Side – Torque Wrench Manual Backrest Recliner Inspection

IMPORTANT! This inspection procedure must be performed on front seats equipped with manual recliners for Regular Cab F150 and Regular Cab Superduty.

This inspection procedure is temporary for all other vehicles and should not be done once Force Gauges are received.

All Vehicles Except 2020 MY Explorer and Aviator Vehicles. Perform the inspection procedure on both front seats, if applicable.

1. Depower the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). Please follow the WSM procedures in Section 501-20.

2. Remove the side airbag retaining nuts from the outboard side of the front seat backrest. See Figure 8.

NOTE: Passenger seat shown, driver seat similar.

3. Guide the airbag studs out of the front seat backrest and position the seat backrest foam and the airbag toward the front of the seat to gain access to the side airbag attachment holes. See Figure 9.

4. Measure 1.25 inches (32mm) down from the center of the upper attachment hole shown and mark frame as shown in Figure 10.

5. Install Torque Fixture onto the outboard side of the front seat backrest. See Figure 11.

a. Position a washer on the 6mm bolt, of suitable length, and install through the lower attachment hole.

b. Install a washer and nut onto the lower attachment bolt.

c. Position the Torque Fixture onto the lower attachment bolt between the frame and the outer washer.

d. Position a washer on the bolt and install through the upper attachment hole.

e. Install a washer and nut onto the upper attachment bolt.

f. Align the mark made on the backrest to the center of the Torque Fixture bolt.

g. Tighten down the Torque Fixture bolts and nuts so that the fixture can not move.

6. Using a 1/2 inch drive torque wrench, apply a minimum of 221 ft lbs (300 Nm) of forward force to the seat backrest, stopping when either 221 ft lbs (300 Nm) is achieved or a recliner makes a ratcheting sound. See Figure 12 for starting position of torque wrench.

7. Was a loud ratcheting sound heard or did the seat back ratchet forward as the force was being applied?

NOTE: Example video of failed recliner.

Yes – This seat/s have failed inspection and will require replacement. Do not close the repair order, more instruction in a future bulletin supplement will follow on how to proceed with this repair.

No – Go to step 8.

8. If the seat backrest passes the first inspection, reset the seat backrest by performing the following steps.

a. Pull up on the manual recliner handle and fold the front seat backrest forward. Let go of the recliner handle and position the front seat backrest upright to the first lock position.

b. Recline the front seat backrest to the 2nd or 3rd recliner lock positions.

9. Repeat Step 6 a second time to ensure that the seat backrest passes inspection.

NOTE: After second inspection, if recliner passes inspection go to step 10.

10. Remove the Torque Fixture from the outboard side of the seat backrest. Proceed to Vehicle Reassembly on Page 15.

 

Vehicle Reassembly

11. Position the side airbag back into position and reinstall the side airbag nuts. See Figure 8.

12. Install the backrest cover and foam by reversing the removal procedure, refer to Step 4 on Page 8.

13. Repower the SRS. Please follow the WSM procedures in Section 501-20.

NOTE: The SRS must be fully operational and free of faults before releasing the vehicle to the customer.

 

2020 MY Explorer and Aviator Vehicles Only

IMPORTANT! This procedure must be performed on rear seats. Perform the inspection procedure on both second outer row seat backrests inboard sides only. This inspection procedure is temporary and should not be done once Force Gauges are received.

NOTE: Video of the procedure.

Second Row Outer Seat Inboard Side – Torque Wrench Manual Backrest Recliner Inspection

NOTE: Only inboard side of outer seats needs to be inspected.

1. Remove the head restraint. See Figure 13.

a. Depress the locking tabs.

b. Remove the front head restraint.

2. Partially remove the seat backrest cover enough to access the seat frame holes shown in Figure 14.
Please follow the procedures within Workshop Manual (WSM) Section 501-10B – Rear Seat Backrest Cover.

– If equipped, remove the arm rest.
– Move the trim needed to position the backrest cover up and over the top of the seat backrest.
– Remove the backrest foam enough to access the seat frame.
– Removal of the head rest guide sleeves are not required for this procedure.
– Use caution during disassembly not to stretch or rip the backrest cover fabric or backrest foam.

3. The Torque Fixture will attach at the locations shown in Figure 14.

4. Measure 6.75 inches (171mm) from the top of the seat backrest frame and mark that measurement on the seat backrest lip for reference later in this procedure. See Figure 15.

5. Pull up on the manual recliner handle and move seat backrest to full recline. Position the front seat backrest upright to the first lock position.

6. Recline the seat backrest to the 2nd or 3rd recliner lock positions.

7. Install Torque Fixture onto the inboard side of the second row seat backrest. See Figure 16.

  • Position a washer on the 6mm bolt, of suitable length, and install through the lower attachment hole.
  • Install a washer and nut onto the lower attachment bolt.
  • Position the Torque Fixture onto the lower attachment bolt between the frame and the outer washer.
  • Position a washer on the bolt and install through the upper attachment hole.
  • Install a washer and nut onto the upper attachment bolt.
  • Align the mark made on the backrest to the center of the Torque Fixture bolt.
  • Tighten down the Torque Fixture bolts and nuts so that the fixture can not move.

8. Using a 1/2 inch drive torque wrench, apply a minimum of 199 ft lbs (270 Nm) of force to the seat backrest, stopping when either 199 ft lbs (270 Nm) is achieved or recliner makes a ratcheting noise or ratchets forward. See Figure 17 for starting position of torque wrench.

NOTE: The torque wrench should be positioned as close to the angle of the seat backrest as possible without touching the headliner. Place clean shop cloth over handle of torque wrench to protect headliner.

9. Was a loud ratcheting sound heard or did the seat back ratchet forward as the force was being applied to either seat backrest?

NOTE: Example video of failed recliner.

Yes – This seat/s have failed inspection and will require replacement. Do not close the repair order, more instruction in a future bulletin supplement will follow on how to proceed with this repair.

No – Proceed to Step 10.

10. If the seat backrest passes the first inspection, reset the seat backrest by performing the following steps.

a. Pull up on the manual recliner handle and fold the front seat backrest forward. Let go of the recliner handle and position the front seat backrest upright to the first lock position.

b. Recline the front seat backrest to full recline.

11. Repeat Step 8 a second time to ensure that the seat backrest passes inspection.

NOTE: After second inspection, if recliner passes inspection go to step 12.

12. Remove the Torque Fixture from the inboard side of the seat backrest.

 

Vehicle Reassembly

13. Reattach the seat backrest foam.

14. Position the backrest cover back down and attach the backrest cover lower J-clip.

15. Install the second row seat backrest cover child safety seat tether anchor bezel.

16. Install the head restraint.

17. Inspection complete.

 

CERTAIN 2018-2020 MODEL YEAR EXPLORER, F-150, F-SUPER DUTY, EXPEDITION AND AVIATOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL RECLINING SEATS

TORQUE FIXTURE FABRICATION – FOR MANUAL RECLINER SEAT INSPECTION

NOTE: The Torque Fixture for this repair is locally obtained and must be modified. There is a video for the modification of the Torque Fixture. Click here:

– Front seats can use a 7 inch (178mm) H bar gear puller such as Pittsburgh Gear Puller Set #62958 or a 5 inch (127mm) H bar gear puller such as OEM Industrial Timing Gear Puller #27009.

– Rear seats will require a minimum of 7 inch (178mm) H bar gear puller such as Pittsburgh Gear Puller Set #62958 .

 

TORQUE FIXTURE FABRICATION PROCEDURE

1. Screw the bolt fully into the H bar gear puller. See Figure 1.

2. Use a cut off wheel to cut the excess bolt threads off the bottom end of the H bar tool, flush with the bottom of the H bar tool. See Figure 2.

3. Back off the bolt head 3/4 of a turn to provide room for a good weld bead on both sides of the bolt threads (top and bottom). See Figure 3.

4. Place the H bar tool in a vice. Weld bottom of the bolt threads to permanently secure the bolt in place.
Ensure the weld is sufficient to withstand a large amount of torque. See Figures 4a and 4b.

5. Turn the H bar tool over, bolt head side up and secure in the vice. Weld bolt threads to the H bar tool to permanently secure the bolt head in place. Again ensure the weld is sufficient to withstand a large amount of torque. See Figure 5.



17 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORD EXPEDITION 2019-2020
FORD EXPLORER 2018-2020
FORD F-150 2018-2020
FORD F-250 2019-2020
FORD F-350 2019-2020
FORD F-450 2019-2020
FORD F-550 2019-2020
LINCOLN AVIATOR 2020

5 Associated Documents

Miscellaneous Document -Ford Media Center Aug 30, 2019 – FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUES FOUR SAFETY RECALLS IN NORTH AMERICA

RMISC-19V633-4493.pdf 524.508KB

Download (PDF, 512KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V633-8535.pdf 312.263KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – SUBJECT: NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION / DELIVERY HOLD Compliance Recall 19C07

RCMN-19V633-9351.pdf 2766.972KB

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Non-Compliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V633-6344.PDF 216.805KB

Download (PDF, 212KB)


Chronology

RMISC-19V633-4205.pdf 23.173KB

Download (PDF, 23KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V633&docType=RCL


 

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  • – THE HYPE IS REAL! – Are you tired of using cleaners that work, but not as good as you expected?! You won’t experience that here! Our newly formulated multisurface cleaner is made with the newest advancements in nano-technology to effectively lift away dirt and grime at the molecular level. No more wasting time and energy with nonsense products made with old science and technology!
  • – REPLACE YOUR CABINET OF CHEMICALS! – Do you get confused by all the different types of cleaning supplies that are available? It gets frustrating fast! Just cleaning your vehicle requires some special deep stain remover, a chemical solvent to get rid of bug and tar, a separate floor mat and inner dash cleaner.. and the list goes on and on! Keep it simple with one multipurpose product, CarGuys Super Cleaner... the KING OF ALL CLEANERS !
  • – SUPER CLEAN ANY SURFACE! – This multi surface product works on absolutely every interior or exterior surface except glass and delicate instrument panel screens! That means this ONE PRODUCT will clean upholstery , fabric , canvas , leather , vinyl , plastic , rubber , bird poop , grease , tree sap , metals , wood trim and so much more! This is the most versatile multi-purpose cleaner on the market!
  • – CLEAN FINISH, NO GLOSS! – Stop purchasing inferior products that claim to clean and protect! These products never clean good enough, and they leave behind a cloudy, tacky, thin and greasy film. That’s because the cleaning agents affect the conditioner, resulting in both a bad cleaner and protectant! The correct way is to use a great cleaner, then if you want to, finish with a proper UV guard. Our product is that first step to bringing back that new clean touch, just like the day you bought it!
  • – WHAT IF I’M NOT HAPPY? – There is nothing on the market like this stuff! We believe that this is the ABSOLUTE BEST all around cleaner on the market!! If you don't agree, there's no fine printing to read and no gimmicks here! Get in contact with us ANYTIME after your purchase and we will provide a FULL REFUND! So what are you waiting for?! CLICK 'Add to Cart' NOW, 100% RISK FREE!
Bestseller No. 5
Car Vacuum Cleaner, LOZAYI High Power DC 12V 5000PA Stronger Suction Car Vacuum Wet/Dry Portable Handheld Auto Vacuum Cleaner with 16.4FT(5M) Power Cord, Carry Bag, HEPA Filter for Quick Car Cleaning
  • 5000PA Strong Suction and Low Noise: Are you still worrying about the dirty and messy car? LOZAYI powerful 100W motor car vacuum cleaner is specially designed for your car. It can get professional results save time and money for you. Quickly suck pet hair, dust, bread crumbs, water etc under 75 decibels super low noise level. Corded handheld and high power, you can use the mobile car vacuum whenever and wherever as long as you want, a good partner for your car.
  • Upgraded HEPA Filter: The Stainless Steel HEPA filter and 360 degree cyclone technology, make the air and dust separate quickly without blocking the filter, deep purification and release of fresh air, Create a more pleasant journey.
  • All Over Clean: Reach every spot with the 16.4ft long power cord, can effective and fast remove all the dirt that you can even not see,support dry and wet use, you'll never have to worry about cleaning those hard to reach places again.
  • Unique Design for Customer:Lightweight,portable handheld with a carrying bag,artificial mechanics design is easier. 300ML Trash container and vacuum cleaner is separated, the container is transparent it lets you know when it's full, give you a good using experience.
  • What You Get: The portable vacuum cleaner for cars is equipped with 3 nozzles(hoses, cracks, brushes) to meet gamut cleaning needs, Besides, it comes with a carry bag to conveniently store, provides one-year warranty and friendly customer service. It's the most practical gift for father's day,a great surprise for your dad.
Bestseller No. 6
SHINE ARMOR Car Interior Cleaner for Car Detailing - All Purpose Car Carpet Cleaner, Car Seat Cleaner, Interior Car Cleaner for Upholstery, Car Leather Cleaner, Carpet, Plastic, and More
  • LATEST NANOTECHNOLOGY - Formulated using the latest nanotechnology, our All Purpose Interior Cleaner effectively cleans and washes away dirt, grime, and dust off all interior car surfaces, including leatherent, trim, pleather, rug, headliner, rubber, carpet, vinyl, flooring, canvas, cloth, plastic, upholstery, fabric seats and stains super fast and better than a mat carpet shampoo! Works great on your boat too!
  • QUICK & EASY - Our interior multi surface vehicle cleaning supplies and accessories are simple to use, just spray cleaner onto a microfiber cloth and gently wipe the surface, then wipe residue away with a second clean microfiber cloth. Repeat every 4-6 weeks to keep your interior looking brand new!
  • ADVANCED UV PROTECTION - UV rays can damage your dashboard, door panels, and seats, and speed up the aging process of your interior. Keep that new car smell, and your factory finish looking fresh with our multipurpose Interior Car Cleaner protectant.
  • DUST RESISTANT - Our new advanced formula, all purpose auto interior cleaner kit has anti-static properties that prevents dust from settling and sticking to your interior! Get rid of the dust on your dash, navigation screen and more, in just 3 easy steps! Works as well as a deep stain remover.
  • GET SHINE ARMOR INTERIOR CLEANER RISK FREE - If you don't like it message us and we will make it right! - We are confident you will love our Shine Armor Multisurface Interior Cleaner! CLICK "Add to Cart" NOW, ZERO RISK!
Bestseller No. 7
Hoover Spotless Portable Carpet & Upholstery Spot Cleaner, FH11300PC
  • Lightweight: Achieve ultimate portability with the lightest spot cleaner on the market today
  • Convenient Deep Clean: Spray, scrub, and remove any stain and spill - from pet messes to everyday mishaps
  • Longer Reach + Self-Cleaning Hose: Extend 5 ft further to remove stains from carpet and upholstery to stairs and more Never think or smell about an old stain ever again
  • Dual Tank Technology: Keep clean and dirty water separate for a more efficient clean.
  • What's Included: trial sizes of cleaning solution and pretreat gel, multipurpose tool
Bestseller No. 8
Drillbrush Automotive Soft White Drill Brush - Leather Cleaner - Car Wash Kit - Car Cleaning Supplies - Wheel Cleaner Brush - Car Detailing Kit – Car Carpet - Interior, Vinyl, Seat Cleaner
  • Four piece cleaning and detailing kit includes 4 different size and shape automotive/boat wash and detail brushes. The white brushes have soft bristles for scratch-free cleaning and scrubbing. All brushes feature rugged steel shafts with a ¼” (quarter inch) quick-change attachment for fast change-out of components. Clean and scrub aluminum, magnesium, chrome, clear coated, and painted rims and wheels for cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Use the power of your cordless drill to clean and scrub
  • This car/boat cleaning kit includes our most popular power scrubber: The Drillbrush Original Power Scrubber corner and contour brush in soft white. Use this classic brush to clean car and motorcycle wheels, RVs, Boats, Jet Skis, Jeeps and off-road vehicles. Interior grime, stains and spills are no match for the rotary scrubbing action of The Original Drillbrush Power Scrubber
  • Included in the kit is a 5-inch flat round brush. Tackle large areas like Tonneau covers, large area carpets, or boat hulls quickly with this larger brush. The 4-inch flat brush is also handy for bigger areas.
  • Do you need to get into tight spaces or hard-to-reach areas? Included is a two inch diameter brush for all of those hard to reach spots like around lug nuts, in between mag wheel spokes, or narrow areas of carpeting
  • All Drillbrush Products have a 90 day no questions asked Money back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our product we will issue a full refund or ship out a replacement at the buyer's request. Cordless Drill NOT included.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Bissell 3624 SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner - Corded
  • Professional Spot Cleaner removes tough spots and stains from carpet, stairs, upholstery and more
  • 5 flex hose helps to clean spots and stains in hard to reach areas including stairs, upholstery, and area rugs
  • Includes 6 stair tool, 3 tough stain tool and 8 ounce Professional Deep Cleaning formula
  • Long reach 22 power cord. Hose Length is 5 foot, Power Rating: 5.7 amps. Tank Capacity : 3/4 gallon
  • 2 year limited warranty.Weight:13.2 pounds
SaleBestseller No. 10
Turbo Clean Pro Car Interior Cleaner - High Pressure Deep Cleaning Gun Wash Brush, Spray Tool Kit, Car Washing Cloth, Vehicle Carpet Seat Glass Cleaner, for Air Compressor, 1L Foam Bottle
  • 【US CONNECTOR】: Never Waste Your Money on car interior cleaning gun. Perfect high pressure car interior cleaner, a professional foam cleaning tool for car interior or exterior cleaning including door jams, wool/leather car upholstery, cup holders, dashboard, consoles, shifters, steering wheel door panels, carpet, floor mats, seat belt retractors, wheel surface, the surface of the tire etc.Note: US Connector, turbo pro cleaner for car interior exclusively design for American car owner.
  • 【WIDELY USE】: This Turbo Clean Pro Car Interior Cleaner deep cleaning kit works great for your car, bicycle, motorbike, yard ground, beach chair, glass, wall, etc. Also can be used for plants watering and pets showering!
  • 【PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT】: You can adjust the pressure as you need, which other car cleaning kit can't achieve. Thus, you can easily wash away the dirt on the car with no more wet clothes.
  • 【SAVE TIME&MONEY】: Only 4 steps to clean your car easily and quickly! Add water or cleaning fluid into car cleaning foam cannon--Connect the pump--Glide the switch--Pull that and start your cleaning. Therefore, you don’t have to line up at a car wash, which save time and money a lot.
  • 【GUARANTEE】: If you are not satisfied with our turbo clean pro car cleaning kit received, you can apply for refund in the valid period(12 months). In terms of any problem of this inspire uplift car cleaning tool, you can send emails to us at any time. We will be the first time to reply you.

Last update on 2019-11-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-11-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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