Ford is just the latest car manufacture to announce a recall on some of its models; these include the Explorer, Fusion and Mercury. In total there is to be 33,256 vehicles recalled due to their front seat manual recliners – models affected are those built between December 15, 2009 and February 3, 2010.
These models are the 2010 Ford Fusion, Ford Explorer Sport Track, Mercury Milan and Mountaineer. It seems that the manual recliners do not meet current Federal Motor vehicle safety standard 202 – hence the recall.
According to autoevolution, if one of these Ford vehicles were to crash, the seatback and head restraint could travel backwards – this could increase the risk of injury to passengers. Ford has announced that the recall will begin on April 30 – where you will have to visit your local dealer to replace your manual or power recliners.
It seems that car recalls are becoming more frequent now, or have we just been much closer attention since the 8 million Toyota recalls?