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Ford recalls 117,000 vehicles over seat safety

Faulty bolts may allow seat or seatbelts to come loose on sudden stops

Published: July 26, 2017, 10:30 PM
Updated: August 2, 2017, 6:34 AM

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

2014 Ford E-Series

Issues with seats and seatbelts in certain trucks, vans and crossovers have forced Ford to recall nearly 117,000 vehicles.

In certain vehicles, improperly-tempered bolts on various seat attachment points could result in the compromise of the structural integrity of the seat, which in a sudden stop such as in a crash or to avoid a crash, the seat could come loose or the restraint system might not work as required.

Of primary concern are bolts used to fasten seats, seatbacks, seatbelts, and seatbelt buckle attachments, though Ford is not aware of any incidents or injuries resulting from the issue. Dealers will replace the faulty bolts.

2015 Lincoln MKC

The recall affects 116,796 vehicles — Ford F-150s and E-Series vans and wagons from 2014, 2014-15 Escapes and 2015 Lincoln MKCs — 20,681 of which are in Canada, 94,605 in the US and federalized territories, and 1,510 in Mexico.