Ford Motor Co. is issuing a safety compliance recall for 117,423 2015-2017 Ford F-150 Crew Cab and 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab trucks so that dealers can inspect and, if necessary, replace the left rear inflatable seat belt assembly, Ford said.
In these vehicles, inadequate rivet head thickness may allow separation of the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle from its mounting bracket during a crash. This condition increases the risk of injury, the automaker said. The company, however, noted that it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
In addition to the vehicles being recalled in the U.S., another 15,715 will be recalled in Canada and 8,202 will be recalled in Mexico for the same problem.
“Dealers will inspect left rear seat belt buckle assembly rivet head thickness and will replace the seat belt buckle assembly if the rivet is found to be inadequate,” Ford said in a released statement about the recall. The company’s reference number for this recall is 17C12.