Ford recalls F-150 for occupant classification system issue

The 2016 Ford F-150 Limited, front three-quarter view.
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The Basics: Ford will recall 3,683 North American examples of the 2016 Ford F-150 with multi-contour seats. There are 2,894 affected pickups in the US, 286 in Canada, and 503 in Mexico. These trucks carry production dates between April 27, 2015 and November 22, 2015.

The Problem: When the front passenger seat's massage function is on, the occupant classification system could incorrectly identify the adult sitting there as a child. This issue would suppress the front passenger airbag in an crash and increase the risk of injury.

Injuries/Deaths: None reported.

The Fix: Dealers will install updated occupant classification system module software.
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Ford issues safety recall for certain 2016 Ford F-150 trucks in North America for multi-contour seat issue

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 3,700 2016 Ford F-150 trucks equipped with multi-contour seats. If the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function is turned on and an adult is in that seat, the occupant classification system may incorrectly classify the adult as a child – suppressing the front passenger airbag and increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2016 Ford F-150 trucks built at Dearborn Truck Plant from April 27, 2015 through Nov. 22, 2015. There are a total of 3,683 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 2,894 in the United States and federalized territories, 286 in Canada and 503 in Mexico.

Dealers will update the occupant classification system module software – at no cost to the customer.

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