FORD EXPLORER 2020 – SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER


Make :


FORD


Model :


EXPLORER


Year :


2020


Build Dates :


2018-11-21

2019-08-21


NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number :


19V633000

Date Owner’s
Notified:

2019-10-21
Date Received by
ODI:

2019-08-28
Date Added to
Database:

2019-08-29

Manufacturers Involved:


Ford Motor Company


Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:


Manufacturer Campaign Number:


19C07


Component:


SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY


Potential Number Of Units Affected :


639137


Summary:


   
 
Ford Motor Company “Ford” is recalling certain 2018-2020 F-150 and 2019-2020 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty pickup trucks, and 2018-2019 Ford Explorer, 2019-2020 Expedition, and 2020 Escape vehicles equipped with driver and/or passenger’s manual front seat back recliner mechanisms. Also included are certain 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with rear outboard seats and manual seat back recliner mechanisms. The recliner mechanisms may be missing the third pawl required for seat back strength, resulting in a loose seat back. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard “FMVSS” numbers 202, “Head Restraints” and 207, “Seating Systems.”

Consequence:


   
 
A seat back with an improperly assembled recliner mechanism may have reduced strength and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy:


   
 
Ford will notify owners, and Ford and Lincoln dealers will inspect the seat structure and replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began October 21, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19C07.
Report
Initiator:

MFR
V
Report
Regulation Part
Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard Number:

202

Notes:


     
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 ‘TTY 1-800-424-9153’, or go to www.safercar.gov.

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