Ford is recalling 101 model-year 2012 versions of its F-150 pickup truck due to problems with the passenger-side airbag's occupancy classification software, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles were built from Nov. 6 through Nov. 15, 2011, and use software that could misclassify the size of the front-seat passenger, preventing the airbag from deploying or deploying unnecessarily. This could lead to an increased risk of injury to the front passenger. You can check your vehicle’s build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.
Ford will notify owners starting May 21, and dealers will replace the affected parts free of charge. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.