A potential issue may arise with the rear seat belt buckles. The rear seat belt buckles are being damaged when heavy objects are placed on top of them, which could cause the buckle not to latch completely, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue, but is issuing a safety recall for 51,470 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons in North America.
Affected vehicles were built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant from Feb. 13, 2014 through Jan. 13, 2016. There are a total of 51,470 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 48,990 in the United States and federalized territories, 1,781 in Canada and 699 in Mexico.
Dealers will either inspect and repair, or replace the seat belt buckles as necessary – at no cost to the customer.
Ford Media Release