Approximately 483,300 model-year 2018-20 Ford F-150 pickup trucks, model-year 2019-20 Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickups and Expedition SUVs, and model-year 2018-19 Explorer SUVs, all equipped with manual front occupant seatback recliners; model-year 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs with rear outboard seats and manual seatback recliners are being recalled due to issues with the seat structure. The seatback assembly may lack a part that locks the seat and prevents it from moving until the occupant manually disengages the part via a lever. The seatbacks may not adequately restrain an occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Lincoln automaker Ford will begin notifying owners on Oct. 7. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the seat structure of the affected vehicles. and if a repair is required, will replace the seat structure.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.