NHTSA Opens Investigation Into 2015-18 Ford F-150 Seat Belts

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Although no injuries or fatalities have occurred in the reported collisions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into the integrity of the front seat belt pretensioners in model-year 2015-2018 Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The agency has received five complaints about seat belt pretensioners starting fires inside the B-pillar of F-150 SuperCrew models. The B-pillar houses the seat belt mechanisms. The complaints claim the fires started during or immediately after a crash occurred.

According to ConsumerAffairs.com, NHTSA will investigate to determine if the complaints have broader implications to the wider population of F-150 trucks, potentially affecting nearly 2 million pickups.

When asked about the investigation, a Ford representative told us, "We take the safety of our customers very seriously. We are investigating the matter and will cooperate with the agency, as we always do."

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Comments

At least it is not the key issue like the criminals at GM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They better fix this for sure, QC people should be canned....

@ fake TNTGMC

Just add it to another round of recalls for Ford

As for the key issue....inexcusable! I will say that a lot ofnthw blame still goes on the customer, bc many of them had 15 keys and 3 key chains all hanging as one unit. My wife was terrible with it.

They may start thinking about installing fire suppression systems
throughout the front half, as they haven't had any problems with the bed's lighting up.

Here we go again.
Remember "Quality is Job None"

It's tough to catch some of these issues until after so many are in use. Something like this that only happens after a crash, and then to only a fraction of those, is a needle in a haystack. Glad to see they are working on this but we will continue to see more issues in all these modern trucks with so much tech and electronics.

FLAMES

4 ALARM RAGING FIRES

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

FIRE HOSES

DISGRUNTLED OWNERS

FORD F-150

With no particular loyalty here I am amazed at how many know more then the engineers. You people with all the answers should be building vehicles. You would make millions.

@PUTC: The article is incomplete as the manufacturer of the pretensioner is missing, so I'll add it here


NHTSA says the fires resulted from the activation of the seatbelt pretensioner manufactured by Takata or ZF TRW, and that the fires started in the B-pillars.

I'm personally amazed that the government hasn't sued Ford for that painful-looking grille and front fascia. At least give us some sunglasses or something. It's giving me a headache just thinking about it.

The most handsome truck on the planet!

LOVE
FORD!

Ford blows always on fire they even made a song bout it LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAFdEkzgnIQ

Well, what it comes down to is, Don't get in a freakin accident. Put your cell phones away.

Or just dont buy a Ford and everyone will be safer! That's the bottom line!

Or just dont buy a Ford and everyone will be safer! That's the bottom line!


Posted by: TNTGMC | Aug 15, 2018 10:44:07 AM

Did you pound your boobs when you said it?

@ some frank guy

I have pecks, bc I lift, u have man boobs. Big difference.

STILL BETTER THAN THE IGNITION KEY PROBLEM ON THE GARBAGE MOTORS CARS. AS LONG THEY DON’T GET IN ANY ACCIDENT THEIR FINE.

This is not a laughing matter!

This is not a laughing matter!

This could be a wild one.

not ignition coil spring wild... but wild.


STILL BETTER THAN THE IGNITION KEY PROBLEM ON THE GARBAGE MOTORS CARS. AS LONG THEY DON’T GET IN ANY ACCIDENT THEIR FINE.

Posted by: Chingon | Aug 15, 2018 11:08:43 AM

You must not have done too well in school Chingon! I see that you still can't distinguish "There" from "Their". I think you need to go back to school.

What's up with ford and fires?

Ford likes it when they catch on fire, keeps the month to month sales numbers up. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Takata is involved - enough said.

Ford will have to react quickly and correct this condition. With the entire truck body made of aluminum, even a small localized fire can turn into something explosive.

https://www.equipmentworld.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/06/020superdutyfire-lg.jpg

https://www.google.com/search?q=ford+prototype+fire&hl=en-US&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiczv-D0u_cAhWFFHwKHZslCdkQ_AUIBigB#mhpiv=16&spf=1534356379986

Look at me, I'm like GMS and search truck fires then post them, they are everywhere, must mean GM trucks are junk-dont buy......

https://pickuptrucktalk.com/2018/06/video-gmc-pickup-catching-fire/

@ Nitro

Look at me I have to defend till the end.....sound like someone?!?

You of all people should know Ford is known for fires! Not GM

Get with the program

Just when you thought that there wasn't anything left on Fords that hasn't yet caught fire, now it's the freaking seat belts. They may as well have flames just shoot out of the airbags during a crash just to get it over with quickly.

You of all people should know Ford is known for fires! Not GM

Get with the program


Posted by: TNTGMC | Aug 15, 2018 1:51:50 PM

This is because GM is known for death, you f'ken dvmb@$$

Look at me, I'm like GMS and search truck fires then post them, they are everywhere, must mean GM trucks are junk-dont buy......

https://pickuptrucktalk.com/2018/06/video-gmc-pickup-catching-fire/

Posted by: Nitro | Aug 15, 2018 1:47:48 PM

Nitro, so sorry you continue to defend the f-series, man it just keeps going on and on.....

Fake Nitro- TNT/GMS, please stop using others names, why are you still here?

F- flawed
O- or
R- recalled
D- daily

@ GAYMENRGREAT

C - cracked
H - heads
E - every
V - valve
R - rattles
O - oil
L - leaks
E - every
T - time

@ some frank guy

Lol....fires dont cause deaths? Go sit in your fire ready F150 and let's see u become the human torch. Man your insulting posts explains your lack of knowledge and intelligence.

Younand your father frank in Florida need to stop spreading lies and propaganda. Get with the program and posts facts

But u dont like facts do u frank.

@ ford drools

Your funny, 2 can play that game

Fckn
Owners
Really
Dumb

BTW....I'll take any Chevy small block V8 over Any ford V8 or ecojunk the last 20 years!

There is a reason why GM has sold over 100 million V8

What does ford have?? 1 million ecobust engines sold. What a milestone...wonder how many have already thrown timing chains and been over hauled

@ Nitro

I dont use others names

Thats your job and your best friend CT

Like 2 peas in a pod

TNT
you forget your meds again, you are really sounding insecure these last few days

F - fires
O - or
R - repairs
D - daily

TNT
you forget your meds again, you are really sounding insecure these last few days


Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Aug 15, 2018 3:03:13 PM

She act's like a feminine girl. I bet she get's cheated by someone who drives a Ford.

G - Gay
M - Man's
C - chariot

G - got
M - mechanic
C - coming

G - Government
M - Motors
C - Crap

G - got
M - more
C - crap

F- f@gs
O - or
R - reject
D - drivers

@ ford drools

I drive a 6.2L gm v8! No insecurities here. Maybe u ford guys do bc your ecobusts are junk and your trucks like to catch fire! Better go check your garage. It might also be on fire!

The F stands for "fire". The Fire-150.

These trvlls mocking Ford, when the supplier is probably the same as their humping brands, they'll look foolish as soon as their humping brand issues the same recall.

'tards.

Look, the facts are that GMs sells more trucks than Ford and it is because they are more reliable and better engineered.
That cannot be denied with any facts.
That does not mean they are perfect.
I would be happy if Ford made better vehicles. But they don't.
Electric vehicles are much easier to make last long, so maybe Ford will be able to make a long lasting vehicle when electric becomes popular and more realistic.
But ford just does not have the brain power of engineers to make well made vehicles.

The F stands for "fire". The Fire-150.


Posted by: BD | Aug 15, 2018 4:16:49 PM

Did you take off your helmet when you thought of this?

Look, the facts are that GMs sells more trucks than Ford and it is because they are more reliable and better engineered.
That cannot be denied with any facts.


Posted by: Name Does not Matter | Aug 15, 2018 4:17:51 PM

Bizarre! F-Series outsells both Silverado and Sierra combined.

Fake news, it's jim.

@ frank

Actually GM half ton sells more than the fire-150s.
And don't sit here and tell me its 2 vs 1 BC ford had their chance with Lincoln and failed miserably!!
Dont blame GM BC they are able and fully capable of selling 2 truck lines.

Ford is just an Inferior truck that likes to catch fire...

Bizarre, GM sells more trucks than Ford, period.
If you try to say something else, you are either a liar or a Ford salesman. Well, they are pretty much the same thing.



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