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From Products Liability Law Daily, September 14, 2015

Ford recalls trucks because seat belt anchors installed in incorrect location

By John Dumoulin

Ford Motor Company has recalled approximately 25,941 model year 2011-2013 and 2015 Ford F-650, and F-750 trucks manufactured from February 14, 2011, to April 28, 2015, and equipped with a 70 percent fixed bench passenger seat because the affected vehicles have passenger seat belt anchorage floor attachments that are not installed in the correct location. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.” Seat belt anchors that are installed in an incorrect location may increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash, Ford reported (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 15V533, Report receipt date: August 20, 2015).

Remedy. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will correct the seat belt anchorage locations, free of charge. An interim notice will be mailed on September 21, 2015. When the remedy plan has been finalized and repair parts are available, owners will be mailed a second notice.

Contact information. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15C09. 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 www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Ford Motor Co.

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