Ford has recalled about 500,000 of its vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to a release on the company’s website.
The car manufacturing company said the affected vehicles may be missing the third pawl required for seatback strength.
A seatback with an improperly assembled recliner mechanism could reduce strength and may not adequately restrain an occupant during an accident, increasing the risk of injury.
It affected 483,325 vehicles in the US and federal territories, 58,712 in Canada and 8,149 in Mexico.
But Ford said it is not yet aware of any accidents or injuries associated with any of these conditions.
According to the company, dealers have to inspect the seat structure of affected vehicles. The vehicles are expected to pass the inspection and not require repair.
If a repair is required, the dealer will replace the seat structure at no charge to the customer.