Ford Issues Safety Recall Due to Fire Risk
WESLACO – The Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for 2017-19 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles with carpet flooring.
According to the release, the recall is being issued due to the risk of a post-crash interior fire.
In affected vehicles, a front seat belt pretensioner that deploys during a crash can generate excessive sparks.
Ford says they are aware of one report in the U.S. of a fire related to this condition.
The company says its not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
The action affects 490,574 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 56,112 in Canada, and 852 in Mexico.
As needed, dealers will apply foil tape to the carpet and carpet insulation and modify the sound deadener on the back side of the B-pillar trim panel.
The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S52.