Some Ford owners are being advised not to drive their 2021 F-150 SuperCab pickups because of a seatbelt defect.
A misrouted seatbelt on affected trucks may not provide adequate restraint in the event of a crash according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Ford is recalling 16,430 trucks to address the issue. Notification letters are expected to be mailed Sept. 27.
In the meantime, owners are advised to perform a preliminary self-inspection of the front seatbelts. If the passenger-side seatbelt fails inspection, owners should not use the passenger seat until the repair is performed. If the driver-side seatbelt fails inspection, owners should not drive their vehicle until the repair is performed.
Dealers will inspect the front seatbelts and, if the webbing is misrouted, will replace the seatbelt retractor and pretensioner, free of charge.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21C20. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.