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Ford recalls over 55k vehicles in North America

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016

American automaker Ford Motor Company has announced, safety recalls of 55,153 vehicles in North America, in a statement. However, no incidents of accidents or injuries have come to the forefront.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from February 13, 2014 through January 13, 2016.

There are a total of 51,470 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 48,990 in the United States and federalised territories, 1,781 in Canada and 699 in Mexico.

The recall is in context of seat belt buckle issue. The rear seat belt buckles are being damaged when heavy objects are placed on top of them, which could cause the buckle not to latch completely, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Another set of affected vehicles include certain 2016 Ford F-150 trucks built at Dearborn Truck Plant from April 27, 2015 through Nov. 22, 2015.

There are a total of 3,683 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 2,894 in the United States and federalised territories, 286 in Canada and 503 in Mexico.

The recall of Ford F-150 trucks is related to multi-contour seats problem. If the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function is turned on and an adult is in that seat, the occupant classification system may incorrectly classify the adult as a child - suppressing the front passenger airbag and increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

 

Source : auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com