Source: AutoVerdict
September 7, 2018
by Nick Saporito

Being the best-selling vehicle in the United States has many perks, except when it comes to recalls. Ford Motor Company has announced it will recall around two million F-150's built for the 2015 to 2018 model years.*

Ford says the impacted units may be equipped with*front seat belt pre-tensioners which can generate “excessive sparks” when activated. The sparks can react with insulation near the pre-tensioner and cause smoke and fire to occur inside the cabin.*

Thus far there are no known reports of injuries affiliated with the situation, but Ford is aware of about 23 occurrences of smoke or fire.*

Ford will remedy the problem by having dealerships remove insulation from the B-pillar of crew cab trucks and replace it with fire resistance tape. Regular cab models will require some modified interior trim work to be installed.*

The recall impacts 1,995,776 vehicles in North America, with*1,619,112 found in the U.S. All of the impacted trucks were produced at Ford's Dearborn Assembly Plant or Kansas City Assembly Plant from late 2014 to this year.*

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