Ford Announces Recall of Ford Focus Vehicles Due to Insufficient Rear Seat Welds

The rear left side seat back frame on the affected vehicles may have an insufficient weld

Ford Announces Recall of Ford Focus Vehicles Due to Insufficient Rear Seat Welds
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September 13, 2017

Ford Motor Company has announced the recall of certain model year 2017 Focus vehicles.

What's the problem?

The rear left side seat back frame on the affected vehicles may have an insufficient weld between the outboard pivot bracket and the pivot nut joint, resulting in the seat back having reduced strength.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."

The reduced seat back strength may increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

Approximately 700 Ford Focus vehicles are included in this recall.

What happens next?

Ford will notify owners of the recalled Focus vehicles beginning in mid-October 2017. Local Ford dealers will then inspect and replace the rear second left side rear seat back as necessary, free of charge.

Owners with additional questions can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332—reference recall number 17C13.