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Ford recalls over 490,000 Pickups because Seat Belt Pretensioner Deployment could cause a Fire

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2019 F-Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 SuperCrew Cab vehicles with carpet flooring.

If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.

Certain 2017-2019 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles with carpet flooring. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.
Certain 2017-2019 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles with carpet flooring. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V880000
Components: Structure, Seat Belts
Potential Number of Units Affected: 490,574

Make Model Year
Ford F-250 SD 2017-2019
Ford F-350 SD 2017-2019
Ford F-450 SD 2017-2019
Ford F-550 SD 2017-2019

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2019 F-Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 SuperCrew Cab vehicles with carpet flooring. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply heat resistant tape to the carpet and its insulation, and modify the B-Pillar insulation as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 20th, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1.866.436.7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19S52.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

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