Ford Recalls Super Duty Trucks Over Fire Risk

WWJ News
December 13, 2019 - 9:52 am
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DEARBORN (WWJ) - Ford Motor Company is recalling 490,574 pickup trucks that could possibly catch fire during a crash. 

The recall includes select 2017-19 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles with carpet flooring.

The automakers says a front seat belt pretensioner that deploys during a crash can generate excessive sparks. In some cases, this could ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the area of the B-pillar. A fire in the B-pillar area may spread within the vehicle and increase the risk of injury.

Ford is aware of one report of a fire, but no injuries have been reported as a result of the problem.  

Ford says the affected vehicles were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 8, 2015, to Oct. 29, 2019.

Dealers will perform repairs as necessary.