Ford has issued a recall for more than 108,000 midsize cars because of seat belt restraining failure.
The recall affects certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2015 model year. According the Ford company, the cars’ front seat belt cables can become slack due to heat buildup and may lose the ability to properly restrain and protect passengers.
So far, one injury has been reported due to this problem.
To resolve the issue, Ford is offering to apply a protective coating to the cables. Owners will be notified starting Sept. 9.
Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself from serious injury during a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), nearly 15,000 lives were saved in 2016 because people were wearing seat belts.
However, seat belts can only save lives when they are performing correctly. When you wear your seat belt, you should:
Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.
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