Ford Motor Co. on Friday said it’s recalling 53 2015 Mustangs because of a potential issue with the passenger seat belt buckle.

The Dearborn automaker said the buckle’s tension sensor may not have been calibrated at the supplier, which could result in the car misclassifying an adult front seat passenger as a child and vice versa, potentially resulting in improper passenger airbag deployment in the event of a crash.

The affected Mustangs were built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant between Aug. 18 and Oct. 2. Ford said 50 of the vehicles are in North America and three are in Canada.

Dealers will replace the defective part for free.

Mustang is 50 years old this year, and for the first time will be sold globally to more than 120 countries. Ford will produce right-hand-drive Mustangs that will be exported to more than 25 countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.

About 3,000 Ford workers make the iconic pony car on two shifts at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, which also produces the Ford Fusion.

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