Seat Belts Possibly Causing Fires in Ford F-150’s
Ford says the F-150 is "Built Tough", but does the pickup come with a fire extinguisher?
The Associated Press reports that Ford F-150 pickup trucks are being investigated by United States safety inspectors after complaints of fires that surprisingly enough may have been caused by seat belts.
Ford sold around 2 million F-150's between 2015 through 2018 and those are the years being looked into.
There were five complaints made regarding the fires to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The investigation noted the fires started in the trucks when the seat belt pretensioners were activated.
No one was injured in any of the fires but investigators want to figure out the exact cause before issuing a recall.
One of the complaints came from an owner in Grand Rapids.
Ford said they are cooperating with the investigation.