Ford is recalling 2016 F-150 trucks for possible loose power seat bolts that may cause the front seat cushions to detach and not properly restrain the occupant in the event of a crash.
The recall also affects 2016 Explorers. Ford reports that 177,264 vehicles are potentially affected.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tightness of the power seat track upper pivot link bolt, either applying threadlocker or replacing the lift link and hardware, free of charge.
Interim letters are expected to go out January 15, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 17S40.
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 www.safercar.gov. Refer to NHTSA recall number 17V767000.