At the beginning of September, Ford Motor recalled nearly two million vehicles after more than 20 consumers reported defective seat belts sparking fires. This major recall involves the company's best-selling vehicle model and most popular vehicle in America — the Ford F-150 pickup truck.
According to USA Today, five consumers reported that a fire was caused from the seat belt, three of which claimed it destroyed their entire vehicle. More than a dozen other truck owners reported smoke resulting from the defective seat belt as a sign of a potential fire.
"When sufficient sparks are present, gases exhausted inside the lower portion of the B-pillar by the pretensioners may ignite," the company said in an official statement. "If this gas ignites, components behind the B-pillar such as insulation and carpet may subsequently catch fire."
Fortunately, no deaths or injuries were immediately reported. This story is developing and will be updated as more details become available.
The recall covers the following models:
- 2015-18 model-year Ford F-150 made from March 12, 2014 through Aug. 23, 2018 in Dearborn, Michigan.
- 2015-2018 model-year Ford F-150 made from Aug. 20, 2014, through Aug. 23, 2018 in Kansas City.
Ford dealerships will reportedly repair the vehicle issue at no cost. If you have any questions, please call your local Ford dealer.
Watch the TODAY video clip below for more information on this recall:
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