Ford Issues Recall for 650,000 Vehicles Due to Problem with Seat Belt
The company needs to insulate the seat belt anchor pretensioner cables
Ford has issued a recall for 680,872 model year 2013-2016 Fusion, 2015-2016 Mondeo, and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles due to a problem with the seat belt.
In the U.S. there are 602,739 vehicles affected; 35,614 in Canada; 8,665 in Mexico; and 653 in federalized territories.
In the recalled vehicles, increased temperatures generated when the seat belt anchor pretensioner deploys could cause the pretensioner cables to separate, inadequately restraining passengers during a crash. This increase the risk of injury.
For a full list of the affected vehicles, see the official Ford release.
Ford has received reports of two accidents and two injuries related to this problem.
Dealers will inject a conformal coating into the front driver and passenger seat belt anchor pretensioner in order to protect the cables from raised temperatures generated during deployment free of charge.
For more information, customers can contact Ford at (800) 392-3673.