October 23, 2018
Early in the month of September 2018, Ford announced that it would be recalling 2 million F-150 pickup trucks due to faulty seat belt
If you live in the United States, you have a 1-in-84 chance of dying in a car accident. However, you can cut your chances of death in half by the simple act of wearing a seat belt. Modern seat belts can retract to take up the slack should the airbags ever need to deploy. This safety device is called a seat belt
A seat belt
The retraction of the seat belt also prevents those in the front seats from “submarining,” which occurs when the momentum of a crash pulls the victim’s body under the lap portion of the seat belt and sends them flying below the dashboard. A similar protective measure has been taken in the past as early as 1958 when Royce Strickland, Jr. designed a patented device he called a “harness inertia reel.” This device securely locked fighter pilots into their ejection seats right before they deployed the release mechanism.
According to reports, some
The investigations of fire reports in the Ford F-150 began this summer. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were five recent complaints about fire following the activation of the seatbelt
To rectify the problem, dealers will remove some insulating material and wiring harness tape from the B pillar area of the truck and replace the tape with a heat-resistant version. They will also apply