Ford Recalls Some F-150, Explorer, Expedition and Other Models

December 01, 2017 by Ryan ZumMallen, @Zoomy575M

Ford Motor Co. issued recalls Friday for a list of trucks and SUVs in North America. Three of them affect vehicles in the United States.

The largest is a recall for more than 202,000 F-150 pickup trucks and Explorer SUVs from the 2016 model year. The automaker found that vehicles with power front seats may have loose bolts that could fall out. More than 177,000 of the vehicles in the recall are in the U.S.

No accidents or injuries are associated with the problem, according to Ford. However, in the event of an accident the loose bolt could fail to properly restrain occupants. Ford dealerships will replace affected parts free of charge.

Ford also recalled 392 motorhomes and stripped chassis vehicles. Nearly all are in the U.S.

The affected vehicles are 2017 Ford F-53 and F-59 models. Missing plugs in the antilock brake system could lead to brake fluid leaks. The issue has not caused any accidents and will be fixed with no cost.

The new 2018 Ford Expedition is included in the recalls as well. Ford is recalling 566 of the vehicles that only recently went on sale.

A latch in the second-row seats in incorrectly located, the automaker said. It could lead to improper seating position for occupants. As well, the same seats may have improperly installed bolts. The seats will be inspected, possibly leading to the entire seat frame assembly being replaced. All repairs are free of charge.

Ford also issued two recalls for Canada only.

Nearly 3,400 Ford Explorers from the 2011 to 2012 model years may need new rear suspension toe links. The problem is associated with three accidents, one of which included injuries, according to Ford.

The automaker also recalled 43 Transit vans in Canada from the 2018 model year to replace passenger side air curtains.

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