This week’s recalls: Ford and Honda
In case you missed it: Vehicle recalls that came across our desk during the past week. Materials for this recap are received via email from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) copied directly from the www.safercar.gov website.
2017 Ford Focus
Units Affected 698
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Focus vehicles. The rear left side seat back frame may have an insufficient weld between the outboard pivot bracket and the pivot nut joint, resulting in the seat back having reduced strength. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
The reduced seat back strength may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the rear second left side rear seat back as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C13.
2017 Ford F-150, Mustang
Units Affected 650
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 F-150 and Mustang vehicles. The air bag inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may rupture in the event of a crash.
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S26.
2017 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Police Interceptor Utilities and Sedans
Units Affected 253
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan vehicles. The steering gear heat shield fasteners may corrode, allowing the heat shield to detach.
If the heat shield detaches, the steering gear may overheat, increasing the steering effort required by the driver, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers to inspect and replace the heat shield fasteners as needed, free of charge. The recall is expect to begin in September 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S23.
2008-2012 Honda Accord; 2010-2012 Accord Crosstour, Insight; 2006-2011 Civic; 2007-2011 CR-V; 2009-2012 Fit, Pilot
Units Affected 646
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2008-2012 Accord, 2010 and 2012 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2012 Fit and Pilot, and 2010-2012 Insight vehicles that received replacement passenger frontal air bag inflators. One dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators.
In the event of a crash, an incorrectly installed passenger frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag improperly, increasing the risk of injury.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 1, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are O07, Y0A, N06, G05, M04, Y01, and O09.
Note for all recalls: 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.
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