* Recall covers 33,256 Ford, Mercury vehicles
* 2010 Fusions, Explorers, Milans, Mountaineers in recall
DETROIT, April 23 Ford Motor Co (F.N) will
recall 33,256 of its 2010 model year cars and SUVs to replace
potentially faulty front seat recliner mechanisms that could
lead to injuries in an accident, according to a notice filed
with U.S. safety regulators.
Ford notified the U.S. Highway Traffic Safety
Administration of the potential defect by letter dated April
16. Ford said it knew of no reports of accidents or injuries
due to the defect as of April 14.
The automaker said it expects to begin notifying owners of
the recall by letter on April 30.
The recall covers some 2010 Ford Fusion and related Mercury
Milan sedans built from Dec. 11 through Feb. 3 in Hermosillo,
Mexico, and some 2010 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer
SUVs built from Dec. 15 through Feb. 3 in Louisville,
The recall notice was posted on the NHTSA website within
the past day.
(Reporting by David Bailey)