Ford has announced a recall of approximately 120 model-year 2020 Expedition SUVs due to a defective seat belt tension sensor. The seat belt tension sensor may incorrectly classify a child occupant as an adult, which in the event of a crash, would enable the occupant airbag to deploy instead of disabling it, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will begin notifying owners on Oct. 12. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will replace the seat belt buckle.

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.