Ford Motor Company will recall certain model year 2016 F-150 trucks that were manufactured April 27, 2015, thru November 22, 2015, and containing the Multi-Contour Seats (MCS). The recall is due to an error in the front passenger seat’s Occupant Classification System. The OCS can incorrectly classify an adult as a child when the passenger is using massage feature. This can cause the airbag not to deploy when necessary. Ford Motors will notify customers and update the software.
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