Ford is recalling 47,683 of its 2019-2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab vehicles because they may have come installed with a misrouted seat belt. This put them in violation of two Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
A filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes that a misrouted seat belt may not adequately restrain a driver or passenger in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
What to do
Ford said it will provide owners with instructions so they can perform a preliminary inspection of their vehicle’s seatbelt to determine if they are misrouted. Those who find an issue, are unsure of the results, or do not want to perform the inspection themselves are advised to visit a Ford dealership to address the problem.
At that point, dealers will inspect and replace the seat belts as necessary at no cost. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 15. Consumers can contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 for more information.