Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2020335 - FORD

Brand(s)
Last updated

Summary

Product
SUV recalled by FORD
Issue
Vehicle - Seats And Restraints
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2016 | LINCOLN | MKX, 2017 | LINCOLN | MKX, 2018 | LINCOLN | MKX, 2019 | LINCOLN | NAUTILUS, 2020 | LINCOLN | NAUTILUS

Issue

Issue:
On certain vehicles, the wiring for the front seats could be damaged when a person uses the tilt function. As a result, certain system in the vehicle may not work properly. Depending on which wires are damaged, the occupant classification system may not work properly. This can cause the passenger airbag to not work properly in a crash. The damage could also cause the driver or passenger front airbag to deploy suddenly without a crash.
Note: This recall only affects vehicles equipped with 16-way power front seats.

Safety Risk:
An airbag that does not deploy properly in a crash could increase the risk of injuries. A sudden airbag deployment when there is no crash could also create a risk of injury.

Corrective Actions:
Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to install protective tape on the exposed edge of the cushion frames. The dealer will also inspect the wire harness and repair or replace it, as needed.

Additional information

Background

Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - SUV
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-66137
Transport Canada ID
2020335