Faulty Seatbelt Forces Recall for Certain Ford Truck Models

Faulty Seatbelt Forces Recall for Certain Ford Truck Models
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August 19, 2015

Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for a line of trucks after the discovery of a safety issue.

The Dearborn, MI automotive giant made the announcement on its official website on Tuesday. The company is recalling about 26,000 2011-2013 and 2015 model year F-650 and F-750 vehicles. The trucks are not in compliance with FMVSS 210, a statute regarding the seatbelt anchorage.

In these vehicles, the front passenger and center seatbelts might not be anchored in the correct position relative to the seat, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. Ford has not reported any incidents in relation to this defect.

The affected vehicles were built at the Escobedo, Mexico Assembly Plant from Feb. 11, 2011 through April 28, 2015. Nearly 26,000 are in the United States and its territories while 417 are in Canada.

Due to the significant number of recalls, no repair schedule has been released as of yet. Customers with questions can contact the company at (800) 392-3873.