Lloydminster Ford truck drivers will have to take cautions as the company recalls over 339,000 Ford F-150 vehicles in Canada. Ford says they have found that some front seatbelt pretensioners are sparking when being used and possibly causing a fire.
The company says it’s aware of 17 cases of smoke or fire caused by the seatbelts in the United States and six in Canada. Ford says when enough sparks are present gases exhausted inside the vehicle may ignite and burn parts of the car such as insulation and carpet.
Vehicles recalled include 2015 to 2018 Ford F-150 trucks built at Dearborn Assembly Plant during March 12, 2014, through August 23, 2018, and ones built at Kansas City Assembly Plant between August 20, 2014, and August 23, 2018.
Boundary Ford in Lloydminster says parts are on the way to complete repairs. They also the repairs will be completed right away with minimal inconvenience to customers.
People who believe their vehicle may be affected should call their local dealer. The recall number is 18S27.