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From Products Liability Law Daily, November 30, 2018

Missing reinforcement brackets in seat track assemblies prompt recall of 2018 Lincoln Navigators, Ford Expeditions

By Susan Lasser, J.D.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 34,946 model year 2018 Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Expedition vehicles because the second row center seat track assemblies could be missing one or both of the J-Channel reinforcement brackets, possibly allowing the seat to move in the event of a crash. A seat that moves in a crash may not restrain the seat occupant properly, increasing their risk of injury (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 18V805, Report receipt date: November 14, 2018).

Remedy. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row center seat for any missing J-channel reinforcement brackets, and will replace the center seat frame assembly as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018.

Contact information. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S37. In addition, owners may 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.

Companies: Ford Motor Co.

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