Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Ford Bronco vehicles built with the 5-Door body style. For this Ford Bronco recall, the first-row seat belt latch plates may be difficult to access from their stowed position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
Difficulty accessing the seat belt latches may result in occupants not wearing their seat belts, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Dealers will add a sliding clip latch stop to the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 30, 2023. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 23C16.
The Bronco was all-new for the 2021 model year and has been going through some new-vehicle growing pains, including production delays, troubles with the hard-top roof and a recent investigation into the 2.7-liter engine. For all Ford recall information, be sure to visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, click on “Recalls” in the top navigation and then search for your specific VIN or the specific model year plus “Ford Bronco.”
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.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V358000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 175,550
Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Ford Bronco recall, please contact Ford Motor Co. directly.