Ford Issues Recall for Explorer Police Interceptor Vehicles Due to Seat Flaw

The affected vehicles may be missing the two front inboard attachments for the second row seats

Ford Issues Recall for Explorer Police Interceptor Vehicles Due to Seat Flaw
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July 12, 2017

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2017 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles.

What's the problem?

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."

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

What Happens Next?

Ford will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in mid-August 2017. Dealers will then inspect the vehicles to check for the second row inboard attachment studs. If the seat attachments are missing, they will be installed free of charge.

Those with additional questions about this recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332—reference recall number 17C10.