Ford Super Duty Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
Ford has issued a recall, affecting about 56,000 Super Duty trucks in Canada because of a fire risk related to the interior.
Date of recall: December 13, 2019
This recall is specific to certain 2017-19 Ford Super Duty trucks, of which 56,112 are affected in Canada, plus another 490,574 trucks in the United States.
What’s the problem?
The affected trucks have seat belt pretensioners that could become a fire hazard in the event of a collision. It’s a particular issue with the front seat belt pretensioner, which could generate sparks during a crash causing the carpet or carpet insulation to catch fire on what’s called the B-pillar. That’s where the side roof pillar is, and it may potentially spread to other parts of the vehicle.
Ford reported one fire incident in the U.S. but has otherwise not reported any accidents or injuries related to the defect.
What’s the fix?
Dealers will be able to fix the issue by applying foil tape to the carpet and carpet insulation. They will also modify the sound deadener on the back side of the B-pillar trim panel. Neither of the fixes will incur a charge.
What do you do?
Ford will notify affected owners by mail with instructions on taking their vehicle to a dealer for repair.
Enter your VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle.
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