Ford Motor Company is recalling 603,392 model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusions manufactured November 2, 2012, to July 31, 2014, and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZs manufactured November 14, 2012, to July 31, 2014.
In the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail.
If the driver or front passenger seat belt cables cannot properly restrain the front seat occupants, the individuals would be at an increased risk
What to do
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply a protective coating to the seat belt cable, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Owners will be notified of the safety issue beginning on January 20, 2017.
Remedy parts are expected to be available by the second quarter of 2017, and at that time, owners will be mailed a second notice.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S42.