Obviously enough, Ford issued a yard hold even though no suspect assemblies had been identified. The Critical Concern Review Group conducted a data search for additional reports, finding one from November 2020. They also identified a driver-side report pertaining to a 2019 model in April 2019. Through ongoing reviews of the supplier’s processes, the Dearborn-based automaker had finally identified the problem’s root cause.
“It was observed that the supplier’s seatbelt load test may - under certain conditions - have insufficient load to properly identify a misrouted seatbelt,” explains the Ford Motor Company. Neither party is aware of accident or injury reports, but alas, 47,683 pickups have to be called back.
The affected population was manufactured between July 17th, 2019 and August 4th, 2021 as per the attached report. These vehicles may not comply with two federal motor vehicle safety standards, namely 208 and 209 for occupant crash protection and seatbelt assemblies. Dealers have already been informed of the issue while customers will have to wait until November 15th through November 19th to receive a notification in the mail.