Ford recalls more than 500K pickup trucks for post-crash interior fire risk

Ford is issuing a recall of its Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles due to an interior fire risk if the trucks are involved in a crash.

In affected vehicles, the front seat belt pretensioner that deploys during a crash can generate excessive sparks, which could ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the area of the B-pillar and spread within the vehicle, Ford said in its recall notice.

One report in the U.S. of a fire related to this condition has been reported, Ford said. The company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue.

The automaker detailed the recall in a news release posted on its website. The recall affects select 2017-19 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles with carpet flooring built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 8, 2015, to Oct. 29, 2019. The action affects 490,574 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 56,112 vehicles in Canada and 852 vehicles in Mexico, Ford said in its statement.

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