Ford Recalls 550K Vehicles Due to Seat Problem

Ford is recalling more than half a million trucks and SUV in the U.S. because of a potentially deadly seat back problem.

According to the recall notice, the device that controls how the front driver and passenger seats recline may have been improperly assembled.

As a result, the seat backs might not be strong enough to restrain a driver or passenger in a crash.

The recall covers certain 2018-2020 F-150 pickups; 2019 and 2020 Super Duty trucks; 2018 and 2019 Explorer SUVs; and 2019 and 2020 Expedition SUVs.

The recall is expected to begin early next month.

Ford says dealers will replace any affected seat backs for free.