2003 Ford Explorer Sport Recall | On Certain Sport Utility Vehicles Equipped With High Back Seats, The

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Seats,front Assembly,recliner Recall | Aug 05, 2003

On Certain Sport Utility Vehicles Equipped With High Back Seats, The Upper Bolt On The Driver’s Side High Back Seat, That Attaches The Seat Recliner Mechanism To The Seat Back Frame, Could Fracture. If The Bolt Fractures And Does Not Jam In The Seat Back Frame, The Seat Back May Recline Until It Makes Contact With An Object Behind The Seat, Such As The Second Row Seat Cushion.

The Driver Could Potentially Lose Contact With The Steering Wheel Or Foot Pedals During Such An Event, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Driver Seat Upper Bolt With A Metal Spacer And Bolt. In Addition, Seats With Tubular Back Frames Will Have The Fully Threaded Lower Recliner Bolt Replaced With A Partially Threaded Bolt. Owner Notification Began On August 29, 2003. Owners Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

Ford Recall No. 03s04.customers Can Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

This recall was issued on Aug 05, 2003 for 2003 Ford Explorer Sport, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY, in response to Seats,front Assembly,recliner problems.

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