Ford recalls 2 million F-150 pickups for seat belt defect |

Ford recalls 2 million F-150 pickups for seat belt defect


Ford Motors Co. has issued a recall of almost 2 million F-150 pickup trucks because of a potential seat belt defect that could lead to vehicle fires, USA Today reports.

The F-series lineup is the best-selling vehicle model in the United States.

The company said Thursday it is aware of 17 “reports of smoke or fire” in the United States and six in Canada in regard to an issue where some front seat belt pretensioners could cause excessive sparks when deployed. However, the company said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries as a result of the situation.

The recall involves the 2015-18 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles in North America.

Ford’s actions come after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating reports of five fires in early August.

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