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Ford Recalls Transit Wagons for Seat Belts

February 24, 2016

Photo courtesy of Ford.
Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 48,990 2015-2016 model-year Ford Transit wagons in the U.S. to address a potential issue with the rear seat belt buckles, the automaker said.

“The rear seat belt buckles are being damaged when heavy objects are placed on top of them, which could cause the buckle not to latch completely, increasing the risk of injury in a crash,” Ford said in a released statement.

Ford added that it isn’t aware of any related accidents or injuries.

Dealers will conduct inspections and either repair or replace the seat belt buckles as needed. The recall covers Ford Transit wagons built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant from Feb. 13, 2014, through Jan. 13 of this year.

Additionally, 1,781 vehicles will be recalled in Canada and 699 in Mexico for the same issue.

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