Approximately 103,400 model-year 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans are being recalled due to seat belt issues. The cable anchor on the retractor side within the driver or front passenger seat belt pretensioner system can become overheated and may not be able to restrain a passenger properly, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Ford will begin notifying owners on Sept. 9. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will apply a coating to protect the cable.
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.