Ford is recalling certain 2010 Explorer Sport Trac pickups produced between Dec. 15, 2009, through Feb. 3, 2010, to fix a problem in the manual recliner mechanism of the truck's seats that could cause the seatbacks to lose support and fall backward in an accident. The seat assemblies for the affected vehicles were assembled by Lear Seating at its facilities in Mexico and the U.S.
Ford dealers will replace the manual recliners for both power and manual seats for free. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 30. Owners can contact Ford if they have questions or concerns at 866-436-7332 or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.