Safety Recall 17S17 – Attachment Bolt Replacement for Seats, Seatbacks, Seatbelt Buckles and/or Seatbelts – 2014 Ford F-150 & E-350, 2014-2015 Ford Escape, 2015 Lincoln MKC

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V472
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components SEAT BELTS, SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 94,605

 

Seat and Seat Belt Mounting Bolts may Fracture

The improperly manufactured bolts may fracture. If a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford F-150 and E-350, 2014-2015 Ford Escape, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles.

Improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles.

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17S16 – Torque Converter Stud Welds – 2017 Lincoln MKZ, Ford Edge & Fusion

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V427
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 5,215

 

Torque Converter Connection may Fail

If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Edge and Fusion vehicles.

On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.

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17C10 – Second Row Seat Attachment Studs and Weld Nuts – 2017 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V401
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 4

 

Second Row Seats may be Missing Attachment Studs

Seats with missing inboard attachments may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles.

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.”

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17C11 – Driver Knee Airbag Module Gas Generant – 2016 Ford Escape

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V398
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 3

 

Driver’s Knee Air Bag may not Inflate/FMVSS 208

In the event of a crash, if the driver’s knee air bag does not inflate as intended, the driver has an increased risk of injury.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016 Ford Escape vehicles.

The driver’s knee airbag modules installed in these vehicles were produced without the inflator gas generant material, and, as a result, the air bags may not inflate properly in the event of a crash.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

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17S15 – Driveshaft Flexible Coupling Replacement – 2015-2017 Ford Transit

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V408
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 372,991

 

Driveshaft Coupling may Fail

If the coupling fails, the vehicle will not be able to move under its own power and the disconnected driveshaft may impact and damage the brake and fuel lines. Additionally, the separated driveshaft may allow the vehicle to roll if the vehicle is exited when the transmission is in ‘Park’ but the parking brake is not applied. These scenarios may increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling all 2015-2017 Transit vehicles except 156″ and 178″ wheelbase Chassis Cab and Cut-Away bodies.

In the affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may prematurely fail.

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