Ford Motor Company is recalling certain units of the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew over an issue with the seat belt anchorage assemblies.
The problem: affected vehicles may be equipped with driver or front passenger seat belt anchorage assemblies whose pretensioner cable was not properly crimped. As a result, the seat belts may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies” and 210, ” Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”
The hazard: an occupant that is not properly restrained is at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew trucks manufactured January 22, 2015 to March 17, 2015.
Number of vehicles affected: 2,590 (United States figure).
The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and/or front passenger side seat belt retractor(s) and pretensioner(s), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8th, 2016.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in these recalls can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners may also contact Ford customer service by using the following contact information.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- Ford Recall Number: 15C17
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V832000