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Ford recalls half a million pickups over cabin fire concerns

Super Duty SuperCrew seatbelt pretensioners may ignite carpet on crash deployment

Published: December 13, 2019, 9:30 PM
Updated: December 20, 2019, 4:21 AM

Ford F-250

Ford is recalling nearly half a million Super Duty pickups in North America over concerns of fires in the cabin.

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty

The issue arises from the front seatbelt pretensioners, which deploy in a crash situation to cinch up the belts to snuggly secure occupants in their seats. The modules could create sparks on deployment and ignite the carpet and/or carpet insulation in the area around the B-pillar. Ford is aware of an incident of a fire related to the condition.

The recall affects 547,538 2017-2019 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew pickups, 490,574 of which are in the US and federal territories, 56,112 in Canada and 852 in Mexico.

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Dealership technicians will inspect and apply foil tape to the carpet and carpet insulation in the area, and modify the sound deadener on the inside of the B-Pillar plastic trim coverings.