In a statement issued today, Ford has recalled about 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because of reports of a seat belt mechanism starting fires inside the vehicle.
Ford has stated that they are currently aware of 23 reports where smoke or fires broke out inside the vehicle.
Ford claims that the issue is arising from the seat belt “pretensioners,” which are mechanisms within the seatbelt that “lock up” the belt in the event of an accident to keep the passenger fastened to the seat. Within these “pretensioners” is a small device that emits gas which could ignite when exposed to “excessive sparks,” causing the inside the truck to catch fire.
What Has Been Recalled?
All 2015-2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles manufactured at Ford’s Dearborn Assembly Plant in Michigan and its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri.
What Should I Do If I Own A 2015-2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab or SuperCrew Cab?
If you have NOT been in an accident involving the Ford F-150 and you the owner, Ford has recommended that you seek a dealer immediately to do the following:
My Ford F-150 Caught On Fire, What Should I Do?
Speak to a car recall lawyer immediately. If you’ve suffered any injuries as a result of the Ford F-150 recall, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses.
What If I Was In A Car Accident in A Ford F-150?
Again, it’s important that you speak to an experienced car recall lawyer AND car accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to even more compensation if you sustained injuries from both a car accident and as a result of the Ford F-150 recall. Don’t wait to call as time can potentially run out on your car accident case as well as your car recall case.
Call the Car Recall Lawyers At Moore Law Firm Today
If you have been a victim of the Ford F-150 recall, speak to the car recall lawyers at Moore Law Firm today for a FREE consultation about your car recall case.