Seems that Ford is going out of its way to make sure your Mustang riding, no seatbelt wearing kids won't get overly clobbered in an accident. Ford is recalling 470,000 Mustangs between 2005 and 2008 vintage to recalibrate the airbag deployment force. Seems through internal testing, Ford has determined the airbag may injure wee ones when in the front seat and unbuckled, not a great scenario to begin with. The Blue Oval will be notifying owners early next month and the reprogramming can be done at Ford Dealers. [more at Forbes.com]
Yeah, back seat. Preferably with a booster seat that properly positions the seat belt across the pelvic girdle. A big problem with kids and seatbelts is abdominal injuries during accidents when the belt crushes internal organs due to improper placement across the stomach.