Ford Recalls 483,325 Trucks and SUVs in the US
Ford just announced that it is recalling around half a million trucks and SUVs. Apparently the third pawl required for seat-back strength may be missing in some vehicles. In case of a crash, the recliner mechanism might be unable to restrain passenger adequately, so it increases the risk of injury.
Ford spokesman said that Ford is not aware of any injuries at this point. The affected vehicles include not only 2018-2020 F-150, 2019-2020 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty pickup trucks, but also 2018-2019 Ford Explorer and 2019-2020 Expedition vehicles equipped with driver and/or passenger's manual front seat back recliner mechanisms.
It also includes some of the latest 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator models vehicles equipped with rear outboard seats and manual seat back recliner mechanisms.
If you own one of these vehicles, you should be receiving a notification from Ford in the mail. If you do not, call your local Ford dealer to schedule a visit. In the meantime, for all other Ford service and repair needs, visit Oceanworks II - your premier Berkeley Ford service and repair shop.
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