Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—February 10, 2015
SUMMARY: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vehicles manufactured November 6, 2013, to September 20, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the upper seat belt bolts may have been improperly torqued, allowing them to loosen over time.
CONSEQUENCE: If the seat belt anchorage fasteners loosen over time, there is an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a crash.
REMEDY: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the original seatbelt fasteners with properly torqued fasteners, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S03.
NOTES: 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.