Ford issues recall over fire risk in KC-made F-150 trucks

Ford on Thursday issued a recall for F-150 pickup trucks produced at the automaker’s Kansas City Assembly Plant, saying seat belts in some of the vehicles can ignite fires.

According to the recall, components of the trucks’ seat belt system can cause sparks that may ignite carpet or insulation.

The recall covers about 2 million trucks produced between 2015 and 2018 at the Claycomo plant and Ford’s Dearborn Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Ford said that there have been “17 reports of smoke or fire” related to the seat belt issue in the U.S. and Canada, but that no injuries or accidents have occurred as a result.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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