Ford is recalling approximately 47,683 model-year 2019-2021 Ranger Super Cab pickup trucks due to seat belt issues. The front passenger outboard seat belt may not have been properly assembled, possibly causing the seat belt to be misrouted. A misrouted seat belt may not adequately restrain an occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on Nov. 15. Ford will provide owners with instructions to perform a preliminary inspection of their front seat belts. Owners that detect an issue with the driver’s seat belt, are unsure of the results, or do not want to perform an inspection, should not drive their vehicles and contact a Ford dealership. 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.
To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect the front row outboard seat belts and replace them, if necessary.
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.