There are a lot of Ford F-150 pickups on the road in Nebraska and thousands will end up in the shop. Ford is recalling about two million regular and super cab pickups because of a problem with the seat belt mechanism that is responsible for 17 fires in the U.S. and six in Canada.
Jake Aufenkamp is the service manager at Woodhouse Ford in Blair and says, “It has to do with the seatbelt pretensioners for both front seats. What happens is in the event of an accident they were to deploy. it could create a fire. We are trying to prevent that by taking out some insulation to protect that area.”
Aufenkamp says impacts model years 2015 through 2018. The repairs should take about an hour to complete and owners will receive notice from Ford later this month in the mail on how to handle the recall. They will be busy at Woodhouse as they are the biggest Ford truck dealer in the country.
This will cost Ford an estimated $140 million.