Ford Motor Co. issued a recall Friday for nearly 550,000 Super Duty pickups in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The action, which covers 547,538 trucks in the 2017 through 2019 model year, covers carpet flooring that could catch fire after a crash, the company said.
The problem, according to the company, involves a front seat-belt pretensioner that deploys during a crash. It could generate excessive sparks and possibly start a fire.
In some cases, this could ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the area of the B-pillar. A fire in the B-pillar area may spread within the vehicle and increase the risk of injury.
Ford said it was aware of one report of a fire related to this condition in the United States and was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
As needed, dealers will apply foil tape to the carpet and carpet insulation and modify the sound deadener on the back side of the B-pillar trim panel. The affected vehicles were built in Ford’s Kentucky truck plant between Oct. 8, 2015 and Oct. 29, 2019, the company said.
The recall impacts 490,574 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 56,112 in Canada, and 852 in Mexico, Ford said.