2016 Ford F-150, Explorer Recalled for Problem With Driver Seat | Edmunds

2016 Ford F-150, Explorer Recalled for Problem With Driver Seat

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling 5,280 2016 Ford F-150 trucks and Explorer SUVs to fix a problem with the driver seat, the company said on Wednesday.

"It is possible the driver's seatback may have been improperly welded and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash," Ford said in a statement.

There are no injuries or accidents linked to the recall.

This is part of a larger global recall of 6,661 vehicles.

The affected vehicles include 2016 F-150 trucks built at Dearborn Assembly Plant from February 20, 2016 through February 25, 2016 and Kansas City Assembly from February 17, 2016 through February 24, 2016.

The affected 2016 Explorer SUVs were built at Chicago Assembly Plant from February 17, 2016 through March 7, 2016.

Ford dealers will inspect and replace the driver seat backrest frame, if needed. The recall is expected to begin on August 15. Owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673.

No information about the recall has been posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: This recall does not begin for several weeks. If you own one of these vehicles and have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your Ford dealer now.

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