Ford recalls 2 million F-150 pickup trucks because of the possibility of a fire

Ford recalls 2 million F-150 pickup trucks because of the possibility of a fire

September 7, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

According to the press service of the American brand, the cause of spontaneous combustion in the pick-up truck F-150 can be pretensioners seat belts. The possibility of spontaneous combustion concerns cars that left the Ford Dearborn factory line in the period from March 12, 2014 to August 23, 2018. The problem is relevant for pickups Ford F-150 2015-2018 model years.

To date, the full-size Ford F-150 pickup truck is one of the best-selling cars in America. And it was he who became the subject of the new service company of the automaker. According to the press service of the brand, which were published on the official website of the company a couple of hours ago, the reason for the recall, under which there are not many more than 2 000 000 copies of the Ford F-150 pickup truck, is a safety belt, or, more precisely, a possible malfunction of its retractor . Under certain circumstances, these same pretensioners can give out a spark, which in turn can cause a fire.

The possibility of spontaneous combustion concerns cars that left the Ford Dearborn factory line in the period from March 12, 2014 to August 23, 2018. The problem is relevant for pickups Ford F-150 2015-2018 model years.

Clearly, this scenario can lead to rather disastrous consequences. It is reported that perhaps the problematic copies of the Ford F-150 pickup could be sold throughout the US, Canada and Mexico.

The problem is precisely the pretensioners of the seat belts in the front seats. Those components that ensure the correct operation of this system are designed to quickly tighten the seat belts in the event of a sudden slowdown, as if a collision had occurred. The pretensioners in the F-150 are located in the central rack and can separate some gases when deployed. In the testing process, Ford engineers replaced in some cases the appearance of sparks during this deployment, which could lead to the ignition of gases in the central rack. If this happens, it is likely that flammable materials, such as body insulation or carpet in the rack, can catch fire.

At the moment, there is no data on injuries / accidents, the fault of which was the appearance of sparks from the pretensioner of the front seat belts. According to the official data of the American company, at the moment there have already been 23 cases, because of this problem lit up salon pickup.