Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 2 million Ford F-150 pickups are being recalled across North America.
The problem lies in the seat-belts, and more specifically the seat-belt pretensioners which may spark and cause a fire.
The investigation began after reports started coming of fires in the Ford F-150. There have been 23 reported cases, and three Ford F-150 trucks were completely destroyed.
Pretensioners allow the seat-belt to retract and protect occupants in the event of a crash. Gases and an explosion are needed to retract the belts fast enough, and the spark problem may cause these gases to ignite randomly which would lead to a fire.
The recall concerns 2015 to 2018 Ford F-150 models. Of the roughly 2 million units recalled, about 340,000 are in Canada and 37,000 are in Mexico. The rest are in the United States.
The Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in both the U.S. and Canada with over 1 million combined sales last year. More than half a million F-150 trucks have already been sold this year.
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