Ford, Lincoln Recall Various Models for Possible Safety Issue
A Ford and Lincoln recall has been issued that affects approximately 116,796 vehicles in North America.
The recall involves certain 2014 Ford F-150, E-Series, 2014-2015 Escape, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles in North America. The recall is being conducted to replace improperly tempered seat, seatback, seatbelt, and/or seatbelt buckle attaching bolts. The company says in affected vehicles, if a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the structural integrity of the seat or the seatbelt system’s performance may be compromised in a sudden stop or crash, increasing the risk of an injury.
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The American automaker is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue and dealers will replace the affected bolts at no cost to the owner.
Of the 116,796 units affected by the recall, there are 94,605 in the U.S. and federalized territories, 20,681 in Canada, and 1,510 in Mexico.
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