DETROIT (AP) – Ford recalls more than 550,000 trucks and SUVs in North America because seat backs may not control people in a crash.
The recall covers certain 2018 through 2020 F-150 pickups, 2019 and 2020 Super Duty trucks, 2018 and 2019 Explorer SUVs, and 2019 and 2020 Expedition SUVs. All have manual driver or passenger seat reclining mechanisms.
Some of the SUVs included with the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator from 2020 with rear seats with manual seat back mechanisms are also included.
Ford says the trucks may not have a third pocket needed for seat strength, increasing the risk of personal injury in a crash. Ford says it does not know of any crashes or injuries.
The dealers will inspect seat structures and replace them if necessary. Most are expected to pass. Owners will be notified from October 7.