Ford Recalls Over 680000 Vehicles Due To Seat Belt Issue

Posted: Dec 5 2016, 11:15am CST | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Ford Recalls Over 680000 Vehicles due to Seat Belt Issue
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Over 680,000 Fusions, Mindeos and Lincoln MKZs recalled after 2 injuries due to seat-belt issue

Ford is off to recall around 680,872 vehicles due to an issue with the seat belts of the cars. the vehicles that have been recalled involve the Ford Fusions which were released in year 2013-2016, Ford Mondeos which were released from 2015-2016 and Lincoln MKZs which were released from 2013-2015.

The cars recently faced an issue in which a problem occurred with front driver side and passenger side seat belts. It was found that seat belt pretensioners were faulty in nature.

On inspection it was revealed that seat-belt pretensioners did not have sufficient insulation applied on them. When the pretensioners were activated, the heat that got generated through them can cause the seat belt cables to get separated.

This can lead on to breaking of the seat belts and in ability of the seat belts to restrain the passengers on seat. Thus leading on for injuries in certain cases too.

There have been accidents which were made worse due to this default as well. Ford itself reported two accidents which resulted in two injuries which are related to this seat belt issue recall.

The company has ensured the fix for this problem too. All the vehicles will be inspected at the nearest Ford dealership where a dealer or a technician will inject an insulation on the coating that is present around the pretensioner.

The coating is supposed to keep the heat away from the cables. It will also ensure that the seat belt will restrain the passenger properly providing them with desired safety.

The owners of all effected vehicles will be notified via an email by the start of January. It is expected that the official notification will reach all owners by 16th January. The fix will be implanted free of cost.

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