Risk of Defective Seat Bolts Prompts Recall of More Than 94,000 Ford and Lincoln Vehicles

If a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured

Risk of Defective Seat Bolts Prompts Recall of More Than 94,000 Ford and Lincoln Vehicles
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August 7, 2017

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall affecting approximately 94,605 model year 2014 Ford F-150 and E-350, model year 2014-2015 Ford Escape, and model year 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles.

What's the problem?

Improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles. The improperly manufactured bolts may fracture.

If a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What happens next?

Ford will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in late August 2017. Dealers will then replace the affected bolts free of charge.

To find out more about this recall, contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.

Ford's reference number for this recall is 17S17.