Ford Issues Recalls for 2015/16 Transit Wagons and 2016 F-150 Trucks
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let’s start with the bad, since it’s most pressing.
Ford issued two recalls yesterday, one for 51,470 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons in North America, the other for 3,683 2016 Ford F-150 trucks with a multi-contour seat issue. So far, Ford isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries related to either recall, so these are precautionary fixes.
The rear seat belt buckles in the Transit wagons are being damaged when heavy objects are placed on top of them. This can cause the buckles not to latch properly. Vehicles affected include 2015-2016 Transit wagons built at the Kansas City plant between February 13, 2014 and January 13, 2016. Dealers will inspect and repair the issue at no cost to customers.
As far as the F-150s go, the problem is with the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function. If the function is on and an adult is sitting shotgun, the car’s occupant classification system can mistake the passenger for a child. This can suppress the front passenger airbag, which can lead to an injury in a crash. If your 2016 Ford F-150 has the multi-contour massage function, and it was built at the Dearborn plant between April 27, 2015 and November 22, 2015, a software update will be provided by your Ford dealer at no cost to you.
Oh, and the good news? Pretty much every other automaker seems to be having recall issues too. So Ford’s in good company.
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