Ford is recalling over 300,000 of its 2017 Explorer SUVs because some seat frames may have sharp edges, the company said in a press release.
“The edges of seat frames may be sharp,” the automaker said, “customers could come in contact with the sharp edges when reaching between the power front seat and center console and be injured.”
This affects only Explorers with powered seats, the automaker said, and it’s aware of 31 reports of injuries related to this issue.
Ford said owners should avoid contact with the seat frame edge until a repair is completed by dealers. To fix the problem, Ford dealers will install tape to the exposed edge at no charge to owners.
The recall involved 311,907 Ford Explorer SUVs built at its Chicago Assembly Plant from Feb. 13, 2016, through Oct. 25, 2017.
Owners can call Ford at 800-392-3673 (with reference number 19S29).