Ford is recalling approximately 16,400 F-150 SuperCab pickup trucks due to seat belt issues. The front seat belt webbing may have been incorrectly routed and may not adequately restrain an occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Ford will begin notifying owners on Sept. 27. 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 fix the problem, dealers will inspect the front seat belts and replace the retractor and pretensioner, if the webbing is misrouted.
Ford will be mailing owners information that will advise and instruct them to check their front-row seat belts. If the passenger seat belt does not pass the test, owners should avoid using the passenger seat until the repair is performed. If the driver-side seat belt does not pass the test, owners are advised to not drive the truck until the repair is performed.
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.