Vehicles Affected: Approximately 600,000 model-year 2013-16 Ford Fusion and 2013-15 Lincoln MKZ sedans, including:
- 2013-15 Fusions manufactured between Nov. 2, 2012, and July 31, 2014; 2013 Fusions manufactured between Aug. 13, 2012, and Nov. 1, 2012; 2015-16 Fusions manufactured between Aug. 1, 2014, and April 2, 2016; and 2013-15 Lincoln MKZs manufactured between Nov. 14, 2012, and July 31, 2014 — all at Ford’s Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico
- 2015-16 Fusions manufactured between Aug. 1, 2014, and Feb. 22, 2016; and 2014-15 Fusions manufactured between April 12, 2013, and July 31, 2014, at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan
The Problem: Increased temperatures generated during deployment of the seat belt anchor pretensioner could cause pretensioner cables to separate, which may inadequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will insulate the driver and front passenger seat belt anchor pretensioners by injecting a conformal coating to prevent cable separation in a crash, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 for more info.
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