The massive F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks from Ford might not be the first vehicles that come to mind when thinking of safety compliances, but that’s just the case with roughly 26,400 F-Series trucks built between 2011 and 2015. According to Ford, the front right passenger and center passenger seat belt anchors may not be attached in the proper position, which could potentially lead to an increased risk of injury during a crash.

The safety compliance violation has to do with FMVSS 210, the code for seat belt anchorings in school buses, commercial trucks, and similar vehicles. In Ford’s case, the seat belt anchors might not be positioned correctly in relation to the seat bottom.

Thankfully there are no known injuries from the seat belts, but Ford isn’t taking the chance. The seat belt mounting points will be corrected, though Ford admits it is still working on the solution. The solution will have to include variances for the many cab and seat configurations offered on the medium-duty trucks.

The affected trucks were built at the Escobedo Assembly plant and include the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 model years. Some 417 models are estimated to be in Canada with the remaining 25,941 trucks in the U.S. and its territories.

Ford will be contacting owners of the affected trucks, letting them know how they can participate in the recall. Like all such safety recalls, the service will be done without cost to the customer.

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Why it matters

Regardless of the F-650 and F-750’s common home being fleets and businesses, safety is still a huge concern. Ensuring the seat belts are securely and properly fastened is a top priority considering seat belts help save lives. What’s worse, however, is if an improperly mounted seat belt does more harm than good. Hopefully Ford can get a better mounting solution figured out before someone actually does get hurt.

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Press Release

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 18, 2015 – Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 2011-2013 and 2015 model year F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage. In these vehicles, the front passenger and center seat belts might not be anchored in the correct position relative to the seat, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain F-650 and F-750 vehicles built at Escobedo Assembly Plant Feb. 14, 2011 through April 28, 2015.

There are 25,941 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories and 417 in Canada.

Due to the significant number of cab and seat configurations for these vehicles, service procedures are still being developed in an effort to provide a service fix as quickly as possible.

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