Ford has issued a massive recall for it's best-selling F-150 truck. Two million select 2015-2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles in North America are being recalled for faulty driver and front passenger seat belt pretensioners.
Ford has determined that some front seat belt pretensioners can generate sparks when they deploy, causing a fire hazard that may ignite materials in the B-pillar. There have been 17 reports of smoke or fire in the USA and six in Canada, which is more then enough to issue this recall.
Affected vehicles include:
- 2015-18 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, March 12, 2014 through Aug. 23, 2018
- 2015-18 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Aug. 20, 2014 through Aug. 23, 2018
If you have a truck that fits this build date, your local dealer with the Ford reference recall number 18S27. Dealers will make the necessary repairs to the seat belt and B-pillar at no cost to customers.