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Ford Issues Multiple Recalls for Over 200K Vehicles

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Dec. 4, 2017—Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls, two safety compliance recalls and expands a recall in North America.

Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America for approximately 202,274 2016 Ford F-150 and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with front power seats that may experience looseness of the front seat adjuster assembly.

In affected vehicles, the upper left-hand pivot bolt for the front power seat adjuster may loosen or fall out. A front seat cushion with a missing upper left-hand pivot bolt may experience increased movement in a crash and not properly restrain occupants, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue. The recall involves approximately 202,274 vehicles—177,264 in the United States and federalized territories, 22,620 in Canada and 2,390 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S40.

Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America for approximately 392 2017 Ford motorhome and commercial stripped chassis incomplete vehicles equipped with antilock brake system for missing valve block ball plugs in brake hydraulic electronic control units.

In affected vehicles, the hydraulic electronic control unit may leak brake fluid or ingest air during electronic brake distribution and/or antilock brake system activation.

The amount of fluid that leaks is dependent on the number and duration of electronic brake distribution and antilock brake system events that occur. Air ingestion into the hydraulic electronic control unit may result in unexpected increased brake pedal travel. Sufficient loss of brake fluid during electronic brake distribution and antilock brake system events may result in increased pedal travel and/or increased stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue. Affected vehicles include 2017 Ford F-53 and F-59 vehicles built at Detroit Chassis, Nov. 10-17, 2016. The recall involves approximately 392 vehicles—390 in the United States and two in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S41.

Ford is expanding a safety recall in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, adding approximately 3,396 2011-12 Ford Explorer vehicles for replacement of rear suspension toe links. A previous action for 2013-17 Ford Explorer and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles was announced in April 2017. The total number of vehicles now included in this action is 24,114.

Ford is aware of three accidents, one with injuries, associated with this issue. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S11.

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall in Canada for 43 2018 Ford Transit Connect vehicles to replace driver and passenger side air curtains.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue. The recall involves approximately 43 vehicles in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C19.

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall in North America for approximately 566 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles for second-row seat track travel concerns and improperly installed assembly bolts that attach the seat back to the seat base.

In affected vehicles, an incorrectly located latch may allow the second-row outboard seats to be positioned forward of the intended position, which could result in improper occupant positioning.

Additionally, these seats may have an improperly installed bolt, which could result in inadequate seat retention. An inadequately retained seat and/or improperly positioned occupant may increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue. The safety compliance recall involves approximately 566 vehicles— 462 in the United States and federalized territories and 18 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C20.

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