After various extensive testing performed on some ford vehicles the decision was reached to recall over 680,000 midsize sedan vehicles. This is due to a malfunction detected with the seatbelts. According to ford, the heat generated when the seatbelt pre-tensioners are in position can cause the cables to break. In the event that this happens the belt would not hold people if a crash should occur and this has made the seatbelts unsafe. Ford stated two possible injuries to the use of these belts. The recall includes these 3 vehicles.
FORD FUSION 2016
This race-face high-tech sedan possesses plenty of power with three four-cylinder engines and a hybrid gas-electric version also a plug-in hybrid. It runs at 175 horsepower with a 6-speed automatic. A more powerful version comes with 2.0-liter Eco-boost supercharged four-cylinder holds 240 hp, 270 pounds of torque and a four wheel drive. The latest innovation in safety is the inflating rear seatbelts
LINCOLN MKZ (2013-2015)
This five-passenger sedan comes in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive models and is powered by a supercharged 240hp 2.0litre four-cylinder or a 300hp 3.7-liter V6 engine and both come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, electronic climate control, satellite radio and synchronized entertainment/communication system. Safety features include traction control, anti-lock brakes, LED head and tail lights, securilock ignition disabling system and rear cameras. There are also a few exceptional features that clearly flaunt the reinvention of the Lincoln brand.
FORD MONDEO (2015-2016)
Powered by a 1.6 liter diesel engine or a 2.0-liter diesel that avails an output of 148bhp. This vehicle is a pretty smooth ride but the high running cost could be its downside.
These 3 car models are mainly in North America where designated dealers would apply insulation to the pre-tensioners in order to protect the cables from excessive heat at no extra cost to its owners. This recall is ongoing and no deadline is set.