Ford Recalling Around 2 Million F-150’s Over Smoke And Fire Risk

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in United States for years and now the company is recalling approximately two million of them in a fire-related recall.

The recall involves F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew models from the 2015 to 2018 model years. Following an investigation, Ford discovered that some of the trucks might be equipped with front seat belt pretensioners which can generate “excessive sparks” when activated.

This is potentially dangerous as Ford says if enough sparks are created, then “gases exhausted inside the lower portion of the B-pillar … may ignite.” This, in turn, could cause the carpeting and insulation behind the B-pillar to catch on fire.

Ford isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries caused the issue, but there have been 23 different reports of smoke or fire. 17 of these came from the United States, while the rest occurred in Canada.

As part of the recall, dealers will remove insulation from the B-pillar and apply heat-resistant tape to the carpet and its insulation. On Regular Cab models, dealer will also “modify the back interior panels” to reduce the risk of smoke and fire.

The recall impacts 1,995,776 vehicles in North America and a bulk of them – 1,619,112 – are located in the United States and its territories. The recall also involves 339,884 F-150s in Canada as well as an additional 36,780 in Mexico.

All of the affected trucks were built at two plants in the United States. Those made at the Dearborn Assembly Plant were produced between March 12, 2014 and August 23, 2018.  Likewise, affected trucks were also made at the Kansas City Assembly Plant between August 20, 2014 and August 23, 2018.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    and yet nobody bats an eye…FCA has a recall and everyone loses their minds.

    • Jay

      Fords have been found on russian dumps and fixed or repaired daily since the beginning of time. In fact they are factory ordered road disasters. Why would anyone expect anything more?

    • Mr. EP9

      Really? Because I’ve seen quite a few people trashing Ford over this fire issue.

    • brn

      Not sure where you’re not seeing anyone batting an eye.

      Let’s also not forget Toyota just recalled 2 million Prii over fire risks (if you include those sold in Japan). If you get excited over a particular brand’s recalls, you’ll soon have no purchase options.

  • Mr. EP9

    Built Ford Tough. . . . .

    Until the seat belt pretensioners cause a fire and then you’re looking at getting a new vehicle.

  • Craig

    No wonder no one buys these things!

  • Skitz

    Ford = Found On Road Dead!!! You can buy a Ford in any color, just as long as it’s “BURNT”!!!!

  • WHAT KIND OF “GASES”?

  • Bullitt2605

    Your a moron.

    • Matthew Daraei

      You call him a moron, but your grammar makes you look more like an idiot! Eat a chill pill dude!

      Be cautious that your POS Ford doesn’t break down!

      • Bullitt2605

        You don’t eat pills you swallow them. And your a moron.

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