Why is Ford calling pickups back

Ford Recalls Over Half a Million Pickups (2019)

The years 2017 to 2019 are affected: Ford is bringing F-series Super Duty SuperCrew models back to the workshops as part of a so-called safety recall. The problem: If the front seat belt tensioners are triggered in an accident, this can cause flying sparks. In turn, these sparks are so violent that they can ignite the carpet or carpet insulation near the B-pillar. Such a fire could spread to the entire vehicle.

So far, Ford has received a report of such a fire in the US market. There were no injuries in this context.

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Robust work equipment: Ford Super-Duty pickups are particularly popular as commercial vehicles in rural North America.

Vehicles from the USA, Canada and Mexico

The recall includes 547,538 vehicles, including 490,574 in the US, 56,112 in Canada and 852 in Mexico. The recalled batch rolled off the assembly line at Ford's Kentucky truck plant from October 8, 2015 to October 29, 2019.

In the course of the recall, the workshops stick film on the carpet and modify the soundproofing material on the back of the B-pillar cladding. The Ford reference number for the recall is 19S52.

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Yes, they are cheap, all-terrain and practical.
No, they don't fit in with the European transport system.