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Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups to Update Software

February 24, 2016

Photo courtesy of Ford.
Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2,894 2016 model-year Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the U.S. to address a potential problem with the occupant classification system that’s linked to the air bags.

The trucks at issue are equipped with multi-contour seats.

“If the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function is turned on and an adult is in that seat, the occupant classification system may incorrectly classify the adult as a child – suppressing the front passenger airbag and increasing the risk of injury in a crash,” the automaker said in a released statement. “Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.”

Additionally, 286 trucks will be recalled in Canada and 503 in Mexico for the same issue.

The recall covers certain 2016 Ford F-150 trucks built at the Dearborn Truck Plant from April 27, 2015 through Nov. 22, 2015.

Dealers will update the occupant classification system module software to resolve the problem. There will be no charge for this service.

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