Recall Alert: 33,256 2010 Ford and Mercury Vehicles

Fusion
Ford has issued a recall for 33,256 Ford and Mercury vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The models include the Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Mercury Mountaineer from the 2010 model year.

The recall affects vehicles manufactured between Dec. 15, 2009, and Feb. 3, 2010, and equipped with front seat manual recliners. The recliner gear plate teeth for the head restraint may have improper dimensions and could result in “limited pawl to gear plate tooth engagement.” This means during a crash the seatback and head restraint may slip backward, which could increase the risk of injury.

Dealers will replace the manual recliners for power or manual seats. The fix will be free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.

Comments 

Tony

Will there be congressional hearings?

Paul

At least they didnt cover it up,or delay by months (or years) a recall.

broq

So, is some one going to make that lame joke for every domestic recall now? When a company recalls millions of cars for a problem that took several people's lives and one that they allegedly knew about and they don't have a hearing, then there is a problem. This is just another recall.

Broq

mike

I own ford fusion, bought in october 2009. how do we know our seats are not effected, don't all of them have the same seats, with the same forward head rest can someone ask ford to prove earlier cars should not be replaced.

Tony

I just thought, may be media wants to blow this one out of proportion?

BTW, my Highlander had a case of unintended acceleration yesterday. Moreover, pressing hard on the brake made it go even faster.
In the end, that was my son's foot on the wrong pedal.

Style

Because it's not like a ground beef recall...manufacturers know exactly what parts are affected and what cars they went in.

Sheth1487

All imports should be recalled for being unamerican.

Dan

...and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how to properly handle a safety issue.

kj

Sheth1487, should GM cars be recalled for being built in Canana, and Fords in Mexico since that too makes them unamerican?

J

Like I've said before.
It is a different culture's misunderstanding.
The Japanese does its investigations first, find out the cause, find a solution, then announce the problem, recall and fix it.

The American on the other hand, announces first, then look for the cause, find the solution, recall and fix it.

The Japanese were doing their investigation, then all of a sudden, everything was exposed, and they were caught off guard too.

Both have their merits and demerits.

The American way: Let people know early, and try to avoid using the vehicles until fixes are implied. However, scares everybody while not having a fix on hand.

The Japanese way: Prevents panic spreading among people. But could lead to more death and injuries while investigating.

michael

how do u know Jap culture J are u just taking up for japan? Japan did rong dosnt matter about culture, dosnt make it right

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