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Trevor Collett | Sep, 15 2016 | 0 Comments

Ford and Mazda have issued recalls for their respective dual-cab pickups this week, due to a potential problem with a rear seat mechanism.

The folding rear seatback contains a latch with a return spring, and it’s this spring that may be susceptible to failure.

Should the spring break, Ford and Mazda both report that owners may hear an unusual sound.

A broken spring may render the seat latch inoperable, meaning the seatback could potentially fall forward during normal driving, or during a collision. In either instance, there is a risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

The pair also note that an inoperable rear seat securing mechanism may prevent a user from correctly fitting a child restraint.

Ford says it is not aware of any incidents involving injury for any of its Ranger customers in Australia.

The recall process will see the defective seat securement replaced at no charge to owners when parts become available.

Until then, owners are advised to test the seatback to ensure it is properly fastened before use. Should the seat move when it would normally be secured, owners are advised that passengers should not use the rear seat until the problem has been rectified. Refer to the owner’s handbook for more details.

A total of 33,655 Mazda BT-50s are included in the recall, along with 58,066 Ford Rangers.

Ford and Mazda will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer. Otherwise, owners can phone Ford on 1800 503 672 or Mazda on 1800 034 411.

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