2017-2019 Ford Super Duty recall issued for carpeting

Ford has recently battled a spate of recalls that saw multiple vehicles being recalled because of all sorts of problems, including the risk of fire. The recent Ford Super Duty recall applies to vehicles in the 2017-2019 model range, but not all trucks in this range. The Ford Super Duty recall covers select models with carpeting. Ford previously recalled its Super Duty trucks because of problems with the LED lights and problems with the rear axle. The last recall concerns the potential fire hazard.

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The defect: Select 2017 to 2019. Carpeted Ford Super Duty vehicles have an increased risk of fire due to a front seat belt pretensioner which can cause excessive sparks in an accident.

The dangers: Ford says the front seat belt pretensioners deployed in an accident can create excessive sparks and in some cases ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the B-pillar area. A fire in the area of ​​the B-pillar can spread in the vehicle and cause an increased risk of injury from a fire. Ford says there is a known fire associated with the condition but no known injuries.

Components: Front seat belt tensioners

Affected vehicles: Super Duty vehicles affected by this recall were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from October 8, 2015 to October 29, 2019.

Number of vehicles affected: This safety recall covers 490,574 vehicles in the US and federal area. 56,112 vehicles in Canada are covered and 852 in Mexico.

The repair: Dealers apply film tape to the carpet and carpet insulation and modify the silencer on the back of the B-pillar trim.

Owners should: Contact your local Ford dealer.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo callback number: 19S52
  • NHTSA toll free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA website: www.safercar.gov

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