Ford is recalling certain 2015-17 F-150, 2017 F-250 and 2017 F-350 pickups in order to address an issue where the left-rear inflatable seat belt buckle separates from its mounting bracket. This will cause the seat occupant to not be adequately restrained increasing their risk of injury.
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 117,423
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 F-150, and 2017 F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with a crew cab. The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately attached to its mounting bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly, replacing the attaching rivet as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 17C12.
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.
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 141,000 2015-17 Ford F-150 Crew Cab and 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab vehicles to inspect and, if necessary, replace the left rear inflatable seatbelt assembly.
In the affected vehicles, inadequate rivet head thickness may allow separation of the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle from its mounting bracket during a crash – increasing the risk of injury.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Affected vehicles include:
• 2015-17 Ford F-150 built at Dearborn Assembly Plant and at Kansas City Assembly Plant, July 20, 2015 to June 16, 2017
• 2017 Ford Super Duty built at Kentucky Truck Plant, Oct. 20, 2015 to June 16, 2017
The recall involves approximately 141,340 vehicles in North America, including 117,423 in the United States and federalized territories, 15,715 in Canada and 8,202 in Mexico.
The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C12.
Dealers will inspect left rear seat belt buckle assembly rivet head thickness and will replace the seat belt buckle assembly if the rivet is found to be inadequate.