Ford Motor Company has issued a recall on over 16,000 2021 Ford F-150 vehicles manufactured with a Super Cab body style due to the front seat belt webbing possibly being incorrectly routed
In a release, the company said a misrouted seat belt may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. They recommended consumers not drive their trucks in some cases.
Trucks manufactured from January 2 through May 27, 2021, are affected. The Regular Cab and Crew Cab body styles use a different seat belt assembly and are not part of the recall.
Vehicle owners should either call Ford’s toll-free line (866-436-7332) or contact a local Ford or Lincoln dealer who can obtain specific information regarding the recalled vehicles from the Ford Online Automotive Service Information System (OASIS) database. Owners will be notified by mail with instructions on how to perform a preliminary self-assessment of the vehicle’s seat belts. If the passenger-side seat belt fails inspection, owners should not use the passenger seat until the repair is performed. If the driver-side seat belt fails inspection, owners should not drive their vehicle until the repair is performed.
Vehicle owners can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number for more information on this recall. Or call the Vehicle Safety Hotline 888-327-4236, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT; Hearing Impaired (TTY): 800-424-9153.