Ford Motor Company has recently issued two safety recalls for North America:
2016 Ford F-150 trucks with multi-contour seats
Approximately 3,700 2016 F-150s that are equipped with multi-contour massaging seats might mistake adults in the front passenger seat for kids. When this happens, the front passenger airbag could be disabled, increasing the risk of injury to the passenger. According to Ford Motor Company, the issue only occurs when the massaging function is turned on. The press release states:
Affected vehicles include certain 2016 Ford F-150 trucks built at Dearborn Truck Plant from April 27, 2015 through Nov. 22, 2015. There are a total of 3,683 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 2,894 in the United States and federalized territories, 286 in Canada and 503 in Mexico. – See more at: Ford recall.
The fix is a software update that can be handled at the dealership.
2015 – 2016 Ford Transit wagons seat belt buckle issue
The second recall pertains to Transit wagons having a potential issue with their rear seat belt buckles. Approximately 51,500 2015 – 2016 Transit wagons have seat belt buckles that are susceptible to damage if heavy objects are placed on them (duh?), to the point that they might not latch properly. According to the press release:
Affected vehicles include certain 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from Feb. 13, 2014 through Jan. 13, 2016. There are a total of 51,470 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 48,990 in the United States and federalized territories, 1,781 in Canada and 699 in Mexico. – See more at: Ford recall.
The seat belt buckles can be inspected and repaired if necessary at dealerships. In both recalls, Ford is unaware of any injuries related to the problems.