November 6, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V782000
Seat Back may not Stay Upright/FMVSS 207
In the event of a crash, if the seat back moves, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V782000
Manufacturer National Van Builders, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 475
National Van Builders, Inc. (National Van) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Ford Transit vehicles equipped with Freedman GO-ES Foldaway Seats, part numbers 43705, 45467, 48923, and 75719. When the back seat cushion is rotated from the stowed position to the upright position, the seat cushion may not remain locked into place when under load, such as in a crash or a sudden stop. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems.”
National Van will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the foldaway seat, free of charge. The recall began November 26, 2018. Owners may contact National Van customer service at 1-508-222-2272.