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FORD RECALL: Fire after Seat Belt Pretensioner Deployment

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V568000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components STRUCTURE, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,619,112

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash or other circumstances, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the B-pillar insulation material and wiring harness tape, and install heat resistant tape, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 24, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S27.

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.

Edited by MCT

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