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Recall data for: 2010 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V161000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 10C11

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER SPORT TRAC

Year: 2010

Component:
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20091211

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20100203

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 33256

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100503

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20100420

Date Added To File: 20100420

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 202

Defect Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 FUSION, EXPLORER, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, AND MERCURY MILAN AND MOUNTAINEER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 15, 2009 THROUGH FEBRUARY 3, 2010 EQUIPPED WITH FRONT SEAT MANUAL RECLINERS. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 202, “HEAD RESTRAINT.” THE RECLINER GEAR PLATE TEETH MAY BE OUT OF DIMENSION SPECIFICATION WHICH COULD RESULT IN LIMITED PAWL TO GEAR PLATE TOOTH ENGAGEMENT.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEATBACK AND HEAD RESTRAINT MAY MOVE REARWARD, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL RECLINERS FOR BOTH POWER AND MANUAL SEATS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 30, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.