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Ford Explorer 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 12, 1997
Location:
Pittsburgh, CA

rear seat fails to stay in a downright position. keeps flipping up for no reason. does not stay locked in place. child safety seat can not be placed on that rear seat. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU24X5VU. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 1997
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Chico, CA

rear seat loose due to design.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GBFG15R3V1. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1997. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 1993
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Louisville, KY

design of hear seats do not contain head rests, which does not offer protection.

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 1988
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 03, 1999
Location:
Port Angeles, WA

springs from the rear seat broke through the cushion & entered the electrical wiring harness. had noticed smoke coming from under the css. had turned vehicle off & took child out of seat. the next day, took vehicle to dealer & had it checked. a fire had occurred under the seat where the css was located. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FABP52U1JG. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escort 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 06, 1999
Location:
Tupelo, MS

rear seatbelts do not retract; now fully loose

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FASP15J6SW. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ESCORT 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
San Diego, CA

the backseat are not properly secured causing them to lift up if someone leans forward in the seat. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU22E1XU. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 31, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Taurus 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2000
Location:
Commerce, TX

right back seat rose up when front of the seat was pushed. consumer has taken vehicle to a local dealer who recognized the defect, but was unable to fix it. on a head to head collision, seat would pop up from underneath of passenger, which could cause serious damages. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFT53U5XA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 1999 Drive type:FWD. Ford TAURUS 1999 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Expedition 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 10, 2000
Location:
Wilton, CT

upon impact, rear third seat dislogged in the air, hitting the roof and thrusted foward. if my children would have been sitting there, which the third seat is used mostly by children, they would have been fatally injured. this needs to be recalled, as this is clearly unsafe. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMFU18L5VL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Ford Taurus 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 24, 2000
Location:
Brooksfield, MO

consumer was involved in a collision in which rear seat collapsed forward, causing css to become wedged between front and back seat. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALPS1U8TG. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford TAURUS 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 1996 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Ford Explorer 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 17, 2000
Location:
Tucson, AZ

rear seat loose not acceptable for installation of a child safety seat. dealer refused to fix said it was not a defect or safety issue because the child would be secured to the floor. the seat being loose would not effect their safety.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73X1YU. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Location:
West Babyl, NY

the rear seats do not hold properly when in the sitting position, the locking mechanism provided is not adequate to hold the seat down, consumer believes seat is poorly designed. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU04191K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 10, 2001. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford ESCAPE 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCAPE 2001 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2001
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Loganville, GA

the rear seats in the explorer flip forward with my children in them when stopping fast. the seats do not lock down in any way. this is how they are built. tried to return the explorer 1 week after the lease ford told me it's a design flaw, can't be fixed.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU60E71U. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Expedition 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 23, 2002
Location:
Newport Beach, CA

consumer states that the rear seat moves back and forward, stating that the seat is not on tracks properly. causing a child to almost flip out of the seat when exiting the vehical.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer Sport 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 09, 2002
Location:
Los Angeles, CA

consumer states that the rear seat is not locked on track causing the seat to move backs and forth while vehicle is in motion. *mr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Windstar 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 30, 2002
Location:
Athens, OH

2002 ford windstar struck broadside by a old ciera on right side. right side of car was lifted up, then car came back down. either collision or near-overturning popped the left center seat (captain style seat) loose from floor. injuries in crash were not related to seat failure. seat was not occupied.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 3 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5540 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA51452B. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2002 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Ford Windstar 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 15, 2002
Location:
Sioux City, IA

consumer is unable to put child in rear middle seat. ts. *ak

Vehicle was purchased on Dec 03, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dealer's name: Team Ford . Dealer's city: Sioux City . Dealer's state code: IA. Dealer's zipcode: 51101 .

Ford Zx2 (escort) 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 22, 2003
Location:
Lewisberry, PA

my son, while upset, hit his head against the back of the seat. a post or some other object mounted within the seat back struck his head, causing a bleeding wound. we were not in an accident, but rather this happened while the vehicle was in motion. it is my opinion that had we been in an accident, the injury would have been fatal. i do have a digital picture of the injury. *jb

1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP11382R. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 17, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ZX2 (ESCORT) 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford ZX2 (ESCORT) 2002 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Chapman Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 7172727671 . Dealer's city: Lebanon . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 17042 .

Ford Explorer 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Bristol, RI

when the rear seats were folded down, the buttons failed to lock the seat in place to enlarge the trunk area. this caused the seat to be at least 7 inches off the floor. the consumer took the vehicle to several dealerships and was finally told the seat was not designed to lock securely into place. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU70E3YU. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Ford Expedition 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 17, 2003
Location:
Ellensburg, WA

the third row seats are power seats. the seats should have no movement if an obstruction occurred, but failed to do so, and the child's leg became caught in the seat. *ak the consumers twin sons climbed over the seat into the back. one child was next to the 3rd row seat with his leg and knee next to the window and the other child pushed the power seat button when the other child's leg had became stuck. (the owners manual stated that the seats would stop within 1-10 seconds of an obstruction) *scc *jb

1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 60800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMPU18L63L. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 22, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPEDITION 2003 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Courtesy Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 503 255 1771 .

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 26, 2003
Location:
Glenmora, LA

middle passenger side seat back reclined forward with so much force that the seat hinge connector almost severed consumer hands. the consumer received stitches.*ak the consumer was cleaning the vehicle and pressed the seat latch. when the latch released the seat it came forward with such force that the seat hinge connector almost severed her finger. the consumer had to get 5 stitches in her left index finger. the consumer currently has no feeling in that finger. *nlm

1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA51431B. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Hixon Auto Plex . Dealer's telephone number: 318-448-0871 . Dealer's city: Alexandria . Dealer's state code: LA. Dealer's zipcode: 71301 .


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