2020 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator: Recall Alert
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 490 model-year 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs
The Problem: The front seatbacks may have fasteners with incorrect torque on the side airbag or seatback module attachments. If the side airbag and seatback module are not fully secured, it could affect the trajectory of the side airbag deployment and may prevent or delay the airbag cushion from positioning correctly, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
Lincoln manufacturer Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to the condition.
The Fix: Dealers will remove the front seatback panels from one or both front seats and verify the proper torque on the fasteners.
What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the autommaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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