NATIONWIDE — Ford is recalling about two million trucks because the front seat belts can cause fires.
The recall only covers 2015-2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew pickup trucks.
The company says it has received 23 reports of smoke or fire, but it’s not aware of any injuries.
The recall is the result of an ongoing investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to Consumer Affairs.
The NHTSA says some seat belt pretensioners (the mechanism which tightens seat belts to restrain passengers before an accident) could create “excessive sparks” and start a fire.
To fix the issue, Ford dealers will remove some insulation material and apply heat-resistant tape to various spots around the cab. The adjustments will be made at no cost to the owner.
Owners will be notified starting Monday, Sept. 24.
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