Ford Motor Co. will recall more than 500,000 model-year 2017 to 2019 Super Duty extended cab trucks with carpeted flooring due to an increased risk of a fire after a crash, the company announced.
In affected vehicles, a front seatbelt pretensioner that deploys during a crash can generate excessive sparks. In some cases, this could ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the area of the B pillar. A fire in the B-pillar area may spread within the vehicle and increase the risk of injury, according to Ford.
One fire related to this condition has been reported with no accidents or injuries resulting from it.
The recall affects 490,574 vehicles in the U.S., 56,112 in Canada, and 852 in Mexico. The vehicles were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 8, 2015 to Oct. 29.
Dealers will apply foil tape to the carpet and insulation, as well as modify the sound deadener on the backside of the B-pillar trim panel. Ford's reference number for the recall is 19S52.
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