2018 FORD EXPEDITION - SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Expedition vehicles. The second row outboard seats may have excessive forward adjustment capability and/or may have an improperly installed bolt that secures the seat back to the seat base. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, "Head Restraints", number 207, "Seating Systems", and number 210, "Seat Belt Anchorage System."
HazardIf the seat back is not adequately secured, and/or the seat occupant is improperly positioned, there can be an increased risk of injury.
Consumer ActionFord will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row outboard seats for proper seat adjustment travel, replacing the seat frame assembly if necessary. Dealers will also inspect the bolt attaching the seat back to the seat base for the proper installation, correcting it as necessary. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C20.