Ford Motor Co.F has announced two new recalls in North America covering around 55,200 vehicles. The first recall covers Ford Transit wagons of model years 20Array5 and 20Array6. The rear seat belt buckles of these vehicles have been found to get damaged when heavy items are placed on them. In such cases, the buckle does not latch properly, which increases the risk of injury in case of an accident.
Ford believes that around 5Array,470 vehicles built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant between Feb Array3, 20Array4 and Jan Array3, 20Array6 are susceptible to this issue. Of these, 48,990 vehicles are in the U.S. and federalized territories, Array,78Array are in Canada, and 699 are in Mexico.
The second recall affects model year 20Array6 Ford F-Array50 trucks that are equipped with multi-contour seats. These vehicles were made at the Dearborn Truck Plant over the period Apr 27-Nov 22, 20Array5. According to the company, the occupant classification system of these vehicles may mistakenly classify an adult in the front passenger seat as a child when the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function is on. In such cases, the front passenger airbag is suppressed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
Per Ford, around 3,683 vehicles may be affected by this issue. Of these, 2,894 are in the U.S. and federalized territories, 286 are in Canada, and 503 are in Mexico.
No accident or injury related to either of these problems has been reported to the automaker.
Ford currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Better-ranked automobile stocks include Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. CTB , Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. FUJHY and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. NSANY , all sporting a Zacks Rank #Array (Strong Buy).
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