Ford recalls pickups, SUVs to secure loose seat cushions

FILE - This Aug. 21, 2014 file photo shows the Ford logo on a vehicle at a dealership in Hialeah, Fla. The U.S. government is investigating complaints that steering wheels can come loose on some Ford Fusion sedans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says one driver complained that the wheel completely detached from the steering column. The probe revealed Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 covers about 841,000 midsize sedans from the 2014 through 2016 model years.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
FILE - This Aug. 21, 2014 file photo shows the Ford logo on a vehicle at a dealership in Hialeah, Fla. The U.S. government is investigating complaints that steering wheels can come loose on some Ford Fusion sedans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says one driver complained that the wheel completely detached from the steering column. The probe revealed Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 covers about 841,000 midsize sedans from the 2014 through 2016 model years.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

DETROIT (AP) – Ford is recalling more than 202,000 pickup trucks and SUVs in North America because front seat cushions can come loose and fail to properly hold people in a crash.

The recall covers certain 2016 F-150 and Explorer vehicles equipped with front power seats.

The company says a bolt in the power seat adjuster can come loose or fall out. If that happens, the seat cushion can move too far. Ford says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem.

Dealers will check the bolts. If they pass inspection, mechanics will clean and reinstall them with an adhesive to keep them secured. If the bolt fails inspection, dealers will follow the same procedure until parts for a final repair are available.

Owners will be notified starting Jan. 8.

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