As we all know the security of a car is a fundamental part of the brands of cars. All work to make their cars safer for drivers, passengers and other passers-by. When this fails, the manufacturers perform calls to fix to address these problems. Ford is that has had to make a call to fix in these days by problems in the seat belts from their Fusion, and the Lincoln MKZ (same car basically).
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford will call review 602.739 units of the Fusion manufactured between the years 2013 to 2016 and the Lincoln MKZ manufactured between the years 2013 to 2015. Both models have been manufactured in the plant that the signature blue oval has in Mexico and, according to the part of the call to review in case of an accident the pre-tensioners of the seat belts could not be activated due to a failure in the system.
According to Ford the cable that provides tension the retention elements would not endure the high temperatures and therefore could be drop. In this way, the system pyrotechnic belt (carry a small explosive charge to activate the system) not leapfrogging and therefore would make the seat belts did not work with the consequent danger of death and injuries to the occupants of the car.
customers Ford will be called upon to pass by the workshop to make a revision to the belts of their cars in January of next year. Meanwhile, the firm has asked its customers to take the belt more taut as possible on your body as it is the best way for your journey before an impact is the minimum. Today there are only two incident and two people injured for this situation, and that Ford is working fast to fix the problem as soon as possible.
For now this call to review affects only units sold the united States, although it is not surprising that end up coming to more countries as both models are sold in a number of markets elevated.
Source – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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