Ford Ranger utes recalled over seat


Issue surrounds the security of the fitted rear seat in the event of a crash

Ford Ranger utes recalled over seat
Ford Ranger utes recalled.

 

Ford has recalled an unknown number of PX and PX Mk II Ranger Double Cab utes over issues with the rear seat.

According to an Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) notice, "the rear folding seatback latch spring may break causing the latch mechanism to fail, potentially preventing the rear seatback from locking into the upright position."

"This may increase the risk of injury to rear seat occupants in the event of a collision," the notice says.

Sold nationally, Ford says it will write to all affected customers. It also has a warning to those customers:  

"Ford are currently working with their supplier to expedite the development and delivery of the parts for this repair," it says.

"Until the safety recall repair is completed, the rear seat should not be occupied by passengers unless you have first confirmed that the rear seatback is secure and fully engaged. 

"You can confirm this by gripping the top of the seatback at the centre and pulling firmly towards the front of the vehicle. 

"If the seatback moves forward, it is not fully engaged and the seat should not be occupied.  Refer to the rear seat section in your owner’s handbook for further details."

The company says for more information, contact Ford's Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672.

 

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