Recall Alert: 143,000 Vehicles Affected by Ford Recalls
Ford Motor Company Announces Four Recalls
As the massive Takata airbag recall continues to grow, Ford is the latest automaker to announce a recall for vehicles affected by the faulty airbag inflators. 935 2017 F-150s and Mustangs are currently under recall for abnormal deployment of airbags during testing. The inflator were found to rupture during deployment which could send metal fragments flying toward passengers.
In addition to the 935 vehicles affected by the airbags, Ford is also recalling 141,000 trucks for faulty seat belt assembly. Affected models include 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab pickups and 2015-2017 F-150 Crew Cab pickups. Due to the faulty assembly there is the possibility of seat buckle detachment from its mounting during a crash.
A third recall affects 2017 Ford Focus sedans. Affected vehicles will be inspected and if necessary faulty second-row seat backs frames will be replaced. Without replacement the defect could increase the chances of injury during a crash.
Lastly 263 2017 Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor sedans are being recalled for incorrect steering gear fasteners. Affected vehicle steering gears could experience higher than normal temperatures which could result in the sudden loss of power steering.
No accidents or injuries related to the recalls have been reported.