Ford Explorer Recalled for Sharp Edges on Seats

Patrick Olsen

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Ford is recalling 311,907 of its 2017 Explorer SUVs because some seat frames may have sharp edges, the company said in a press release.

This affects only Explorers with powered seats, the automaker said, and it’s aware of 31 reports of injuries related to this issue.

Ford said owners should avoid contact with the seat frame edge until a repair is completed by dealers. To fix the problem, Ford dealers will install tape to the exposed edge at no charge to owners. 

The Details

Vehicles involved: 311,907 Ford Explorer SUVs built at its Chicago Assembly Plant from Feb. 13, 2016, through Oct. 25, 2017.

The problem: The edges of seat frames may be sharp. Customers could come in contact with the sharp edges when reaching between the power front seat and center console and be injured.

The fix: Ford dealers will install tape to the exposed edge, at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners can call Ford at 800-392-3673. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S29.

NHTSA campaign number: NHTSA hasn't issued a campaign number yet. 



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