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Recall data for: 2008 FORD F-350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V096000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 08C01

Make: FORD

Model: F-350

Year: 2008

Component:
SEATS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20070129

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20070616

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 87515

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20080424

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20080228

Date Added To File: 20080229

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 207

Defect Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING 87,515 MY 2008 F250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, “SEATING SYSTEMS.” SOME 40% SPLIT AND CAPTAIN’S CHAIR DRIVER’S SEATS, EQUIPPED WITH LUMBAR SUPPORTS, MAY HAVE IMPROPER WELDS AT THE JOINT OF THE SEAT BACK PIVOT BRACKET AND THE SEAT BACK FRAME.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT SIDE PIVOT BRACKET MAY CRACK OR BREAK, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL ADD A REINFORCEMENT TO THE DRIVER’S SEAT BACK FRAME ON THE 40% SPLIT OR CAPTAIN’S CHAIR SEAT EQUIPPED WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT OR, IF NECESSARY, THE SEAT BACK FRAME WILL BE REPLACED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 28, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.