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Recall: 2008 F350/F450: SEATS

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]60558,60559[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Make: FORD
    Model: F350/F450
    Model Year: 2008
    MFG Campaign #: 08C01

    Description: SEATS

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Begin Date of MFG: 1/29/2007
    End Date of MFG: 6/16/2007
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 87,515
    Date owner notified by MFG: 4/24/2008

    Recall Initiator: MFR
    MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    Defect Summary: FORD IS RECALLING 87,515 MY 2008 F250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS." SOME 40% SPLIT AND CAPTAIN'S CHAIR DRIVER'S SEATS, EQUIPPED WITH LUMBAR SUPPORTS, MAY HAVE IMPROPER WELDS AT THE JOINT OF THE SEAT BACK PIVOT BRACKET AND THE SEAT BACK FRAME.

    Consequence Summary: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT SIDE PIVOT BRACKET MAY CRACK OR BREAK, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

    Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL ADD A REINFORCEMENT TO THE DRIVER'S SEAT BACK FRAME ON THE 40% SPLIT OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIR SEAT EQUIPPED WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT OR, IF NECESSARY, THE SEAT BACK FRAME WILL BE REPLACED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 28, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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    Recall Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 08C01 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
     

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