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Old 09-06-2018, 09:05 PM   #1
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Ford F-150 recall

Since there seem to be several people pulling their Escapes with F-150s, I thought I should post a link to this article I saw today:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/06/us/fo...all/index.html
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:20 PM   #2
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I knew they were hot but not that hot.
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Good timing because mine hasn't even gone down the assembly line yet.

I'm not sure if my model, SuperCab, is even affected. The article only mentions Regular Cab and SuperCrew cabs.

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Old 09-07-2018, 02:51 AM   #4
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I'm not sure if my model, SuperCab, is even affected. The article only mentions Regular Cab and SuperCrew cabs.
The concern seems to be with the way the seat belt pretensioner components are installed (and thus what happens when they get hot when fired). The Regular and SuperCrew cabs have a fixed B pillar (what the rear edge of the front door closes against); the SuperCab doesn't have a B pillar at all because the front door closes against the forward edge of the rear-hinged rear door. The pillar difference makes the front seat belt installation different, so it makes sense that the SuperCab is not affected.
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The concern seems to be with the way the seat belt pretensioner components are installed (and thus what happens when they get hot when fired). The Regular and SuperCrew cabs have a fixed B pillar (what the rear edge of the front door closes against); the SuperCab doesn't have a B pillar at all because the front door closes against the forward edge of the rear-hinged rear door. The pillar difference makes the front seat belt installation different, so it makes sense that the SuperCab is not affected.
Good explanation, that makes sense.

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Old 09-07-2018, 03:21 PM   #6
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My truck is included in the recall, but to be honest I'm probably not going to bother.
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My truck is included in the recall, but to be honest I'm probably not going to bother.

My truck had 2 or 3 recalls on it, I didn't make a special trip for any of them. When I had something I needed done they caught me up on recalls. Same withe the Toyota which had quite a few. Let em pile up before bringing it in.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:48 PM   #8
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me too had a recall on my door will tend to this one next oil change
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My truck is included in the recall, but to be honest I'm probably not going to bother.
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My truck had 2 or 3 recalls on it, I didn't make a special trip for any of them. When I had something I needed done they caught me up on recalls. Same withe the Toyota which had quite a few. Let em pile up before bringing it in.
I take Bob's approach. This issue isn't urgent, but if seat belt tensioner is ever fired (which can occur in a relatively minor collision), I wouldn't want the truck to torch itself.
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