July 30 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V592000
Seat Belt Locking Retractor Malfunction/FMVSS 208
An unsecured child restraint system can increase the risk of injury during a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number 21V592000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 42493
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Transit and 2021 Transit Connect vehicles. The front passenger seat belt automatic locking retractor (ALR) may deactivate early, which can prevent the child restraint system from securing properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
Dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt assembly, and replace the assembly as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 13, 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 21C18.