Ford Motor Company issued a recall for select 2016-2017 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles. In affected vehicles, the driver and/or front passenger seat belt pretensioners may not deploy in a crash event in which the front seat belt pretensioners are activated.
Even with the primary seat belt locking function operating properly, if the front seat belt pretensioner fails to deploy during a crash, it may increase the risk of injury to a front occupant. Ford is not aware of any such non-deployments or injuries associated with this condition.
This action affects 1,616 vehicles in the United States and 131 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Valencia Assembly Plant, July 17-31, 2016.
Dealers will inspect the driver and front passenger seat belt assemblies and replace those that were produced during the suspect date range. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S25.