Ford F-150 Drivers Warned: Stop Driving!
Owners of the famous Ford F-150 trucks are advised to temporarily stop driving them because of a safety hazard caused by their seatbelts. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just announced an official Ford recall for all 2021 F-150 SuperCabs.
The problem: the Ford F-150 may have misrouted seatbelts that would fail to support its occupants during a crash, which increases chances of injury or even death. For a car this popular, this is a bad sign.
Around 16,430 vehicles that were manufactured between January 2 to May 27, 2021, are affected by this recall.
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Even Ford themselves warns the drivers of these specific cars to avoid driving if the seatbelts fail a preliminary self-assessment which will be given with instructions via email.
The self-assessment asks the drivers of the truck to check if their driver’s side seatbelt has installation problems. However, Ford says proper repairs will be done by their own technicians but failed to set a date on when these repairs will start.
All repairs are reportedly free of charge.
For more concerns, customers may contact Ford on their toll-free number (866-436-7332). You may also check the Ford website to find out if your vehicle has been affected by this recall on this link: Recalls (ford.com)