Ford F-150, Super Duty, Explorer Recalled

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, Automotive Editor - May 26, 2017

Ford announced plans to recall roughly 3,000 North American trucks and SUVs yesterday, as part of two different recall campaigns.

The automaker announced Thursday it would be recalling 2,148 2017 Explorer SUVs, and F-150 and Super Duty trucks, including 2,195 in the US, because of "inadequate welds in driver seat back frames." These seats may not meet existing federal safety standards, and might provide inadequate protection in the event of a crash.

The following vehicles are affected:

  • 2017 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, December 11, 2016 to December 16, 2016
  • 2017 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, December 8, 2016 to December 9, 2016
  • 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, December 9, 2016 to December 10, 2016
  • 2017 Ford Super Duty vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, December 19, 2016 to January 19, 2017
  • 2017 Ford Super Duty vehicles built at Ohio Assembly Plant, December 23, 2016 to January 19, 2017

Naturally, owners will need to report to a dealer to have the seat inspected. If there's shoddy welds, Ford will replace the seat at no cost.

A separate and altogether stranger issue affects 551 F-150 and Super Duty pickups from model year 2017. These vehicles have chrome exterior door handle accessories that could unlatch in a crash. These handles were sold as Ford accessories through dealerships. The company is searching its records for customers who purchased the handles and will remove them and then reimburse affected owners.

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, Automotive Editor

Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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