16,000-Plus 2021 Ford F-150s Recalled for Seat Belt Webbing
Owners of 2021 Ford F-150 SuperCab pickup trucks will want to pay close attention to the Blue Oval’s latest major recall, which for the second time in a month involves seat belts. This time, the issue affects some 16,400 pickups and has to do with incorrectly routed front seat belt webbing.
The misrouted webbing may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Before taking your truck in for a repair, owners are advised to perform a preliminary self-inspection of the front seat belts. If the passenger-side belt fails inspection, owners should avoid using the passenger seat until the repair is performed; if the driver-side belt fails inspection, owners are urged to park their truck until the repair is performed. Owners of regular-cab and SuperCrew F-150s (like ours) are not affected.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the front belts; if the webbing is misrouted, the seat belt retractor and pretensioner will be replaced for free. Ford will begin notifying owners Sept. 27, but if you have further questions in the meantime, you can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, 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.