USA: Ford to recall 16,500 new Thunderbirds
Ford is to modify the lower seat trim of 16,500 2002 model Thunderbirds to eliminate the possibility of the driver's seat belt contacting the seat mechanism in a severe frontal crash. In a statement the company said it is taking action because the driver seat belt was found to be partially cut after the vehicle was subjected to a 35 mph frontal impact test into a solid barrier as part of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Programme.
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