Roughly two million 2015-2018 Ford F-150 pickup trucks have been recalled due to an issue related to the seatbelt pretensioners.
According to Ford, the pickup trucks are equipped with seatbelt pretensioners that may “generate excessive sparks when they deploy.”
“When sufficient sparks are present, gases exhausted inside the lower portion of the B-pillar by the pretensioners may ignite,” the American automaker said in a statement. “If this gas ignites, components behind the B-pillar such as insulation and carpet may subsequently catch fire.”
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Ford believes 1.9 million trucks in North America are affected, with 1.6 million of those located in the United States.
Dealers will replace the seatbelt pretensioners with non-defective ones free of charge. Owners should expect to be contacted by Ford shortly, but can also reach out to the automaker’s customer service department at 1-800-392-3673 or visit its dedicated recall web portal at this link.
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