The recall affects 2014 F-150s, E-Series, Escapes, and 2015 Lincoln MKCs.

Ford Motor Company is recalling roughly 117,000 cars, crossovers, and vans in North America over a problem with seats and seatbelts. Almost 95,000 of the affected vehicles are registered in the United States.

Ford announced that the recall stems from faulty bolts associated with the seats, seatbacks, seatbelts, and/or seatbelt buckles. The bolts were not properly tempered and therefore may not perform as intended during sudden stops or collisions. Failing bolts increase the risk of injury (or worse) to drivers and passengers.

No accidents or injuries are yet related to the bolt problem.

The recall affects the following Ford vehicles:

2014 Ford F-150 built at Dearborn Assembly Plant from May 9, 2014 to June 15, 2014 and at Kansas City Assembly Plant from May 10, 2014 to June 10, 2014
2014 Ford E-Series built at Ohio Assembly Plant from May 15, 2014 to June 24, 2014
2014-15 Ford Escape built at Louisville Assembly Plant from May 11, 2014 to June 18, 2014
2015 Lincoln MKC built at Louisville Assembly Plant from May 11, 2014 to June 18, 2014
All told, the recall includes 116,796 vehicles registered in North America, including 94,605 in the U.S., 20,681 in Canada, and 1,510 in Mexico.

If you own one of these vehicles and have further questions, you're encouraged to contact Ford customer service at (800) 392-3673 or Lincoln customer service at (800) 521-4140 and ask about recall 17S17.

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