Ford is recalling it's popular F-150 pickups made between 2015 and 2018. It includes the Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab types sold in North America. This massive recall of 2 million trucks comes from concerns about faulty driver and front passenger seat belt pretensioners that could spark when deployed and start a fire.
Reports of fire have happened. 17 times this was reported in the US, and half a dozen in Canada.
"Ford's investigation found that some front seat belt pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they deploy. When sufficient sparks are present, gases exhausted inside the lower portion of the B-pillar by the pretensioners may ignite. If this gas ignites, components behind the B-pillar such as insulation and carpet may subsequently catch fire." Ford said.
Dealers will take out the insulation and install heat-resistant tape. Owners will get notices starting Sept. 24.
You can contact your dealer for the free service to fix the recall. Mention recall 18S27.