Defective seat leads to Ford, Ram van recall


Certain 2016-2018 Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster vans equipped with Freedman GO-ES Foldaway Seats are being recalled because of a seat defect.

When the seat back cushion is rotated from the stowed position to the upright position, the seat cushion may not remain locked into place when under load, such as in a crash or a sudden stop which can lead to an increased risk of injury.

Prime-Time Specialty Vehicles, maker of the Freedman seats, is notifying owners.  Freedman dealers continue to inspect and repair the foldaway seats, free of charge. The recall began November 16, 2018. Owners may contact Freedman customer service at 1-800-443-4540 or Prime-Time Specialty Vehicles at 1-574-293-9191.

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 Refer to NHTSA campaign number 19V332000.

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