2011-2015 Ford F-650, F-750 Recalled for Seatbelt Anchors
Recall Does Not Affect New 2016 Models
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s jurisdiction covers more than just passenger cars and light-duty pickups. Everything from trailers to motorhomes and more are affected, and included in that group is commercial vehicles. The latest recall involves the 2011-2013, 2015 Ford F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks. Ford has found an issue with the seatbelt anchor positions that could increase the risk of injury in an accident. The company is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue. The trucks affected by the recall were built at Ford’s joint-venture plant with Navistar in Escobedo, Mexico, near Monterrey.
A total of 25,941 vehicles in the U.S. and 417 in Canada are affected by the recall. Because of the number of seating and cab configurations on these models, specific service and repair procedures are still being determined. A formal recall notice will be issued when a repair protocol is finalized. A recall has not been officially announced for International DuraStar models, which share a platform with the F-650 and F-750 and are built in the same plant. The seatbelt anchor recall does not apply to the recently introduced 2016 F-650 and F-750, which are being manufactured at Ford’s Avon Lake, Ohio, plant.