Approximately 1.6 million model-year 2015-18 Ford F-150 regular-cab and SuperCrew pickup trucks are being recalled due to a seat belt defect. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as a result of a crash, the sparks could ignite carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area, increasing the risk of fire.
Ford will begin notifying owners Sept. 24. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
Dealers will remove the B-pillar insulation material and wiring harness tape, and install heat resistant tape to fix the problem.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.