2018 Ford TRANSIT Seats Recall

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2018 Ford TRANSIT Seats Recall

 NHTSA Recall #132479
NHTSA Compaign #19V238000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerVantage Mobility International, LLC
 Model Year2018
 Date of notification25/03/19
 Begin date of manufacuring04/03/17
 End date of manufacturing09/01/19
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received26/03/19
 Report created26/03/19
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number207
Estimated number of affected units12
 Defect summaryVantage mobility international, llc (vantage) is recalling certain 2015-2018 ford transit van, mercedes-benz sprinter, and 2007 ford f-250-based shuttle vehicles equipped with freedman go-3s foldaway seats. When the back seat cushion is rotated from the stowed position to the upright position, the seat cushion may not remain locked into place when under load, such as in a crash or a sudden stop.
 Consequence summaryIn the event of a crash, if the seat back moves, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.
 Corrective actionVantage has notified owners, instructing them to contact freedman for a repair kit, free of charge. The recall began march 25, 2019. Owners may contact freedman customer service at 1-800-443-4540.
 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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