Ford Recalls Vehicles over Fire Concerns


Ford has issued a recall of 340,000 F-150 trucks in Canada for a seatbelt fire risk.

So far there have been 17 reports of smoke or fire in the United States and six in Canada stemming from pretensioners in the front driver and passenger seats.

The belt's pretensioner is what pulls in the seatbelt and makes it tight when the vehicle detects a possible collision, to strap in passengers as best as possible.

The vehicles include:

  • 2015-18 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, March 12, 2014 through Aug. 23, 2018.

  • 2015-18 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Aug. 20, 2014 through Aug. 23, 2018.

Customers who think their vehicles are affected are instructed to contact their dealer. The recall is number is 18S27.

All repairs will be provided at no cost to customers.


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