|TSB 16-0069||SAFETY RECALL 13S01 – CORROSION ON SHEET METAL THAT SUPPORTS 3RD ROW SEAT LATCH STRIKERS – REQUESTS FOR RECALL SERVICE ACTION|
This article supersedes TSB 14-0166 to provide updated contact direction to the Special Service Support Center.
For 2004-2007 Freestar or Monterey vehicles Safety Recall 13S01 has been issued for vehicles that are operated in high corrosion areas for an extended period, where the sheet metal that supports the folding 3rd row seat latch strikers could experience corrosion and may compromise the mounting point for the forward portion of the 3rd row seat.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
- For 2004-2007 Freestar or Monterey vehicles that are not covered under Safety Recall 13S01 but exhibit corrosion on the sheet metal that supports the 3rd row seat latch strikers, dealers can submit a Non-Involved Vehicle type contact to the Special Service Support Center (SSSC) from the PTS website to request recall service action. Dealers should provide pictures of the VIN, Odometer and a picture of the rear wheel well area showing the rust damage. Dealers located in U.S. Federalized Territories (America Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) must contact [email protected]ford.com to request recall service action.
- If approved, follow Safety Recall 13S01. Dealers are to install new 3rd row seat latch striker mounting brackets which will relocate the seat latch strikers away from the potentially corroded area. In addition, dealers are to install overlay panels in the exterior of the wheel wells to prevent the entry of water and corrosive elements.
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