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Ford recalls Explorers and Lincoln Aviators

The side airbag may not deploy properly

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Ford Motor Company is recalling 528 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.

The front seatbacks that may have fasteners with incorrect torque on the side airbag and/or seatback module attachments.

If the side airbag and seatback module are not fully secured, it could affect the trajectory of the side airbag deployment and may prevent or delay the airbag cushion from positioning correctly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the front seatback panels from one or both front seats and verify the proper torque on the fasteners.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S48.

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