2020 Ford EXPLORER Air Bags Critical Fasteners Recall

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2020 Ford EXPLORER Air Bags Critical Fasteners Recall

 NHTSA Recall #142416
NHTSA Compaign #20V497000
MFG Compaign #20S48
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 Model Year2020
 Date of notification10/09/20
 Begin date of manufacuring29/11/23
 End date of manufacturing29/11/23
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received21/08/20
 Report created21/08/20
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units488
 Defect summaryFord motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2020 explorer and 2020 lincoln aviator vehicles. The side air bag and/or seat back module attachments may not have been properly tightened in the front seat backs.
 Consequence summaryIf the side air bag or seat back fasteners were not properly tightened, the side air bag deployment could be affected, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
 Corrective actionFord will notify owners, and dealers will remove front seat back panels from one or both front seats (vin-specific) and verify that the fasteners have been properly tightened, free of charge. The recall began september 10, 2020. Owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20s48.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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