Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 1.62 million Ford F-150 regular cab and SuperCrew cab pickups from the 2015 to 2018 model years because the front seat belts may contain flammable tape. In the event the front seat belt pre-tensioner deploys due to a collision, the sparks could potentially ignite the carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area, causing a vehicle fire.
To fix the problem, Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the B-pillar insulation material and wiring harness tape, and install heat resistant tape, at no cost to owners.
The recall begins Sept. 24. Owners can reach Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S27.