Ford Motor Co. announced it was issuing a recall of certain 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles due to a seat belt assembly issue.
Over 108,000 vehicles are included in the recall because of the seat belt anchor pretensioners. In a statement the company said:
“In affected vehicles, increased temperatures generated during deployment of the driver or front-passenger seat belt anchor pretensioner could degrade the tensile strength of the cable below the level needed to restrain an occupant.”
In layman’s terms, this means there is a risk of injury in the event of a crash due to the seat belt anchor degrading from extreme temperatures the car experiences.
The recall involves vehicles that were manufactured at different production plants at different times. The Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan from Aug. 1, 2014 to Jan. 30, 2015, and the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico from Aug. 1, 2014 to Nov. 24, 2014.
The Lincoln MKZ vehicles were built at the Hermosillo plant from Aug. 1, 2014 to Nov. 21, 2014.
Owners will be notified of the problem beginning Sept. 9 where the company said dealerships will apply a protective coating on the cables.
Do you have a Ford Fusion lawsuit or a Lincoln MKZ lawsuit?
If you are the owner of one of the models subjected to this recall and were injured from the faulty seat belt, you should speak with the lawyers at Johnson // Becker. Financial compensation may also be available to you by filing a lawsuit. We offer a Free Case Evaluation and would be honored to speak to you.