DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling 51,470 Transit wagons in North American because the rear seat belts may not latch properly.
The recall affects Transit wagons from the 2015 and 2016 model years. Most were sold in the U.S., but there are 1,781 in Canada and 699 in Mexico.
Ford says the rear seat belt buckles can be damaged if heavy objects are placed on top of them. Seat belts that don't latch properly can increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Ford says it's not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect.
Owners will be contacted and Ford dealers will repair or replace the seat belt buckles for free.