• Mar 7, 2008


If you own a 2008 Ford F-Series truck, your Fun Friday is made less so by the news of a recall for your truck that involves its seats. Apparently, the front driver's seat on these trucks fail to comply with federal rules for seat back strength, as a weld that connects a bracket and the seat back could crack. The report didn't mention whether cracks have occurred during normal use of the seats or when they're subjected to high loads such as in an accident, though it did say no accidents or injuries had been reported due to the weak welds.

Of the 100,000+ vehicles subject to recall, 87,000 of the trucks are in the United States, while the remaining 14,000 are in Canada, and all are either F-250 or F-550 Super Duty Models.

Ford won't be sending notifications out until later this month, so F-Series owners who just can't wait can call Ford at (800) 392-3673 for more information.


[Source: The Detroit News]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Everyone has recalls, Toyota, Ford, whatever. Its all the same. Be glad they caught and are fixing it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Fix or Repair Daily
        • 6 Years Ago
        Found On Road Dead!
      • 6 Years Ago
      i'm starting to feel sorry for ford,we are 2 months in the year and i bet they already have more recall vehicles than they will ever sell in 2008. have you looked at a ford lately?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah...almost 1,000,000 this year so far...

        How many has GM had?
      • 6 Years Ago
      "...the front driver's seat...."


      See, while some may consider the back seat driver annoying, at least in a new Ford Super Duty, it's safer than being the front seat driver. (Could have just said the driver's seat.)
      • 6 Years Ago
      TOYOTA! TOYOTA!TOYOTA! if it was TOYOTA!blah! blah!blah!.in every forum there has to be a toyota whiner,looks like somebody pamper needs changing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think there may be a spot for you in japan.since you support them so well.enjoy your sushi..and fish heads
      • 6 Years Ago
      F*****g Old Rebuilt Dodge
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford already had basically the same recall a couple of years ago for truck front seats. Back in 2006 when I worked at a Ford dealership as a technician, we did recalls on weak, collapsible front seats for everything from Explorers to E series vans.

      You'd think Ford would learn that lesson and not make basically the same mistake.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Navistar: Don't look at us! This isn't our problem this time!
      • 6 Years Ago
      ... long way to go, Ford!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is odd... why was f-350's and f-450's not involved you would think they all have the same seat options.
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