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Ford Recalls 550K Vehicles for Seat Strength Problem

Ford says the trucks may not have a third pawl needed for seat strength, increasing the risk of injury in a crash

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    Ford is recalling more than 550,000 trucks and SUVs in North America because seat backs may not properly restrain people in a crash.

    The recall covers certain 2018 through 2020 F-150 pickups, 2019 and 2020 Super Duty trucks, 2018 and 2019 Explorer SUVs, and 2019 and 2020 Expedition SUVs. All have manual driver or front passenger seat-back recliner mechanisms.

    Also included are some 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs with rear seats with manual seat-back mechanisms.

    Ford says the trucks may not have a third pawl needed for seat strength, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. Ford says it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries.

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    Dealers will inspect seat structures and replace them if needed. Most are expected to pass. Owners will be notified starting Oct. 7.