Ford announces F-150 front seat/air bag recall

Updated May 26, 2016

Ford Motor Company says it will recall certain model year 2016 F-150 trucks manufactured April 27, 2015 to Nov. 22, 2015 equipped with Multi-Contour Seats (MCS).

Ford says in affected trucks, the front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) that calibrates the air bag deployment level may incorrectly classify an adult as a child when the seat massage feature is activated.

If an adult is incorrectly classified as a child, the passenger frontal air bag will not deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Classification System Module (OCSM) with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 7, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 16S05.