Potentially Faulty Seatbelts Prompt Recall of Ford Mustangs

Potentially Faulty Seatbelts Prompt Recall of Ford Mustangs
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November 16, 2015

Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for vehicles with potentially compromised seatbelts.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Mustang vehicles. The front and rear seatbelts and child seat tether anchors may have been damaged in shipping from the supplier to the vehicle assembly plant and may not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash.

If the restraint components do not function as intended, the occupants may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 225, "Child restraint anchorage systems."

Ford is recalling about 1,900 vehicles in connection with this defect.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front and rear seatbelt assemblies and the child seat tether anchors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 14, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.