Ford Re-calling over 500k Vehicle’s Due to unsafe Seatbelts

After various extensive testing performed on some ford vehicles the decision was reached to recall over 680,000 midsize sedan vehicles. This is due to a malfunction detected with the seatbelts. According to ford, the heat generated when the seatbelt pre-tensioners are in position can cause the cables to break. In the event that this happens the belt would not hold people if a crash should occur and this has made the seatbelts unsafe. Ford stated two possible injuries to the use of these belts. The recall includes these 3 vehicles.

FORD FUSION 2016

This race-face high-tech sedan possesses plenty of power with three four-cylinder engines and a hybrid gas-electric version also a plug-in hybrid. It runs at 175 horsepower with a 6-speed automatic. A more powerful version comes with 2.0-liter Eco-boost supercharged four-cylinder holds 240 hp, 270 pounds of torque and a four wheel drive. The latest innovation in safety is the inflating rear seatbelts

LINCOLN MKZ (2013-2015)

This five-passenger sedan comes in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive models and is powered by a supercharged 240hp 2.0litre four-cylinder or a 300hp 3.7-liter V6 engine and both come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, electronic climate control, satellite radio and synchronized entertainment/communication system. Safety features include traction control, anti-lock brakes, LED head and tail lights, securilock ignition disabling system and rear cameras. There are also a few exceptional features that clearly flaunt the reinvention of the Lincoln brand.

FORD MONDEO (2015-2016)

Powered by a 1.6 liter diesel engine or a 2.0-liter diesel that avails an output of 148bhp. This vehicle is a pretty smooth ride but the high running cost could be its downside.

These 3 car models are mainly in North America where designated dealers would apply insulation to the pre-tensioners in order to protect the cables from excessive heat at no extra cost to its owners. This recall is ongoing and no deadline is set.

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