Ford Motor Co. recalled 117,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks, E-Series vans and Escape and Lincoln MKC SUVs to replace improperly tempered bolts in seats and seatbelts.

The recall includes 2014 model year Ford F-150 and E-Series vehicles. 2014-15 Escape SUVs and 2015 Lincoln MKC SUVs

If a defective seat, seatback or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the structural integrity of the seat or the seatbelt system’s performance could be compromised in a sudden stop or crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue. Ford dealers will replace faulty bolts at no cost to the customer.

The recall involves approximately 116,796 vehicles in North America, including 94,605 in the United States and federalized territories, 20,681 in Canada and 1,510 in Mexico.

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