The official document is yet to reflect on the NHTSA website as of this writing, but the agency gives preliminary details about the safety recall.
According to the release, the issue is with the F-150’s front seat belt webbing that may be incorrectly routed. A misrouted seat belt may not restrain an occupant enough in case of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
As mentioned, only SuperCab body styles are affected by the issue since Regular and SuperCrew cabs use a different assembly. That said, if you own a 2021 F-150 with a PowerBoost hybrid powertrain, you’re safe.
NHTSA recommends vehicle owners either contact Ford’s toll-free line (866-436-7332) or their local Ford dealers who have access to the Ford Online Automotive Service Information System (OASIS) database.
Owners will also be notified by mail, which should include instructions on how to perform a preliminary self-assessment of the seat belts. If the passenger side seat belt fails inspection, the NHTSA recommends not using that seat in the meantime. If the driver’s seat belt fails inspection, the agency said that “owners should not drive their vehicle until the repair is performed.”
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