Seat Belt Routed Incorrectly/FMVSS 208 & 209

Recall Date: 2021-10-15

Source Link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=21V811000&refurl=rss



A misrouted seat belt may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V811000

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 47683

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab vehicles. The front passenger outboard seat belt may not have been assembled properly, allowing the seat belt to be misrouted. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 208, "Occupant Crash Protection" and 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."

Remedy:
Ford will provide owners with instructions to perform a preliminary inspection of their front seat belts. Owners that detect an issue with the driver's seat belt, are unsure of the results, or do not want to perform an inspection, should not drive their vehicles and contact a Ford dealership. Dealers will inspect the front row outboard seat belts and replace them, if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 15, 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21C25.

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.nhtsa.gov.



3 Affected Product(s)

Vehicle

FORDRANGER2020

Vehicle

FORDRANGER2019

Vehicle

FORDRANGER2021


4 Associated Document(s)

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) - Dealer Bulletin re NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION / DELIVERY HOLD - Compliance Recall 21C25 Certain 2019-2021 Model Year Ranger Super-Cab Vehicles Front Passenger Outboard Seatbelt Retractor Webbing Incorrectly Routed
RCMN-21V811-3164.pdf 991091KB

Miscellaneous Document - Chronology
RMISC-21V811-5704.pdf 17937KB

Recall Acknowledgement
RCAK-21V811-3158.pdf 645298KB

Miscellaneous Document - Description of remedy
RMISC-21V811-1018.pdf 13064KB


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