Vehicles Affected: Approximately 103,400 model-year 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans
The Problem: Increased temperatures generated during deployment of the driver or front passenger seat belt anchor pretensioner could degrade the tensile strength of the cable, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Ford said it is aware of one report of injury related to this condition.
The Fix: Dealers will apply a coating to protect the cable during pretensioner deployment.
What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can the automaker at 800-392-3673, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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