Ford Motor Company just issued a safety recall for approximately 117,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles to replace improperly tempered seat, seatback, seatbelt and/or seatbelt buckle attaching bolts.
If a seat, seatback or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures in one of the affected vehicles, the structural integrity of the seat or the seatbelt system’s performance may be compromised in a sudden stop or crash, thereby increasing the risk of injury.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue. Dealers will replace the affected bolts at no cost to the customer.
Affected vehicles include the 2014 Ford F-150 built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, May 9, 2014 to June 15, 2014 and at Kansas City Assembly Plant, May 10, 2014 to June 10, 2014.
The recall involves approximately 116,796 vehicles in North America, including 94,605 in the United States and federalized territories, 20,681 in Canada and 1,510 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S17.