Ford Motor Co. is issuing a safety compliance recall for 698 2017-model year Ford Focus compact cars in the U.S. so dealers can address a seatback issue, the automaker said.
Ford dealers will inspect and replace the second-row left-side seatback frame if they discover faulty weld penetration between the outboard pivot bracket and the pivot nut joint.
“In the affected vehicles, a seatback with inadequate weld penetration between the outboard pivot bracket and the pivot nut joint may have reduced strength — potentially increasing the risk of injury in a crash,” Ford said in a released statement about the recall.
Ford noted it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this problem. The vehicles at issue were built at the Michigan Assembly Plant June 7-12 of this year.
In addition to the vehicles recalled in the U.S., 132 more will be recalled in Canada for the same issue. Five will be recalled in Mexico.
The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C13.