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2010 Mountaineer Base Sport Utility SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER Recall

On April 20, 2010, the NHTSA and Mercury announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER. Learn more about this problem below.
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2010 Mountaineer Base Sport Utility SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER Recall

Recall ID # 10V161000 - SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Recall Date
APR 20, 2010

Model Affected
2010 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

Recall Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 FUSION, EXPLORER, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, AND MERCURY MILAN AND MOUNTAINEER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 15, 2009 THROUGH FEBRUARY 3, 2010 EQUIPPED WITH FRONT SEAT MANUAL RECLINERS. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 202, "HEAD RESTRAINT." THE RECLINER GEAR PLATE TEETH MAY BE OUT OF DIMENSION SPECIFICATION WHICH COULD RESULT IN LIMITED PAWL TO GEAR PLATE TOOTH ENGAGEMENT.

Defect Consenquence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEATBACK AND HEAD RESTRAINT MAY MOVE REARWARD, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL RECLINERS FOR BOTH POWER AND MANUAL SEATS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 30, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.

Units Affected
33256

Notes
FORD MOTOR COMPANY 10C11
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