Lincoln MKT Town Car Recalled Due to Uninstalled Seating

Lincoln MKT Town Car Recalled Due to Uninstalled Seating
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August 26, 2015

An American auto manufacturer is recalling a line of vehicles designed for hire.

Ford Motor Company announced the recall this week in regards to certain model year 2015 Lincoln MKT Town Car vehicles, equipped with the livery package. The vehicles were intended to seat five passengers, but were delivered without the second row seating.

Accordingly, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110. The vehicles also fail to comply with FMVSS No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorages" since they were delivered without a tether anchorage at the front passenger seating position, as is required for vehicles without a second row of seats.

Since the vehicles do not have the seats and restraints that they were intended to have, unrestrained or improperly restrained occupants are at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

About 265 Lincoln MKT vehicles are included in this recall.

Dealers will inspect and install second row seating if it is missing. Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332 for further information.