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A recall campaign of more than 30 Ford cars due to a defect in the seat assembly mechanism

19/12/2019

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection, in cooperation with the Saud Bahwan Automotive Group, launched a recall campaign for (35) Ford Explorer, Ford F-150 and Ford F-350.  The 31 Ford Explorer models 2018-2020 have been recalled based on the vin numbers from (1FM5K82KGA98842) to  (1FM5K8D82KGB30771). 3 Ford F-150 2018-2020 vehicles were also called based on the part numbers (1FTMF1E54KFA47302), (1FTMF1E52KFA47301), (1FTMF1E55KC26360), and one Ford F-350 model 2019-2020 based vehicle recall (1FDRF3FEDR379110). 

 

 

The recall comes because there is a defect in the seat assembly mechanism and the back structure causing the bendable seatback to become unstable. Accordingly, the company will check the seats with bendable back manually and replace the seatback body.

 These calls confirm the efforts undertaken by the authority in the field of traffic safety in cooperation with the agencies operating in the field, and in line with its continuous eagerness to conduct continuous reviews of all products offered in the Sultanate’s markets in order to provide the necessary protection to consumers in all fields.

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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