Ford recalling 2017 F-150, Super Duty for possible seat weld failure

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Ford is recalling certain 2017 F-150 and Super Duty trucks over concerns that the driver’s seat may fail because of inadequate welds.

If the welds were to break during a crash, the seat back frame may not restrain the driver, Ford reports.

Roughly 2,204 vehicles vehicles equipped with a manual driver’s seat back recliner mechanism are being recalled, including 2017 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550 trucks and 2017 Ford Explorer.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 5. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 17C08.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to