UPDATED: Seatbelt, Airbag Defects Lead to Transit, F-150 Recalls from Ford

UPDATED: Seatbelt, Airbag Defects Lead to Transit, F-150 Recalls from Ford
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March 3, 2016

Ford has announced two new recalls due to seatbelt and airbag issues.

First, the manufacturer is recalling about 49,000 2015-2016 Transit wagons. The rear seatbelt buckles are being damaged when heavy objects are placed on top of them, which could cause the buckle not to latch completely, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Dealers will either inspect and repair, or replace the seat belt buckles as necessary. This service will be performed free of charge.

Additionally, Ford is recalling about 2,900 F-150 trucks equipped with multi-contour seats. If the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function is turned on and an adult is in that seat, the occupant classification system may incorrectly classify the adult as a child – suppressing the front passenger airbag and increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Dealers will update the occupant classification system module software, at no cost to the customer.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with these issues.

Owners with questions about these recalls can contact Ford customer service at (800) 392-3673.