Monday, April 18, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Ford And Tesla Are In The Hot Seat


1. MANUFACTURER: Ford Motor Company

NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 37,088
 
SUMMARY:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Transit vehicles manufactured March 12, 2014, to March 18, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the side curtain air bag may not deploy with the proper trajectory due to being folded and packaged incorrectly.
CONSEQUENCE:
A side curtain air bag that does not deploy as intended may increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
REMEDY:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and re-orient the side curtain air bag assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 16, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S13.


2. AUTOMAKER: Tesla Motors, Inc.
 
NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 2,666

SUMMARY:

Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain model year 2016 Model X vehicles manufactured September 29, 2015, to March 30, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the third row seat back may move forward under load such as in a frontal collision. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:
If the third row seat does not remain in its adjusted position, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
REMEDY:
Tesla will notify owners, and dealers will replace all affected third row seats, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2016. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-844-248-3752 or by email at ServiceHelpNA@teslamotors.com. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-16-13-003

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