Ford Motor stated on Friday it would recall 547,538 of its Ford Super Duty pickup trucks throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, mentioning the risk of a post-crash interior fire.
The automaker stated the recall covers particular models between the years 2017 and 2019 with carpet flooring that could experience a post-crash interior fire.
According to the statement, in impacted vehicles, a front seat belt pretensioner that deploys during an accident could generate excessive sparks and may ignite a fire.
Ford stated it was aware of one report of a fire associated with this condition in the United States and was not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this condition.
The affected vehicles were constructed in Ford’s Kentucky truck plant between October 8, 2015 and Oct. 29, 2019, the company stated.
The recall concerns 490,574 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 56,112 in Canada, and 852 in Mexico, Ford stated.