Ford Recalls 2 Million Pickup Trucks

CBJ — Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 2 million F-150 pickups in North America because the seat belts can cause fires.

The recall covers certain trucks from the 2015 through 2018 model years.

There have been more than 20 reported incidents of smoke or fire in the U.S. and Canada. As of now, no injuries are known to have been sustained by the malfunction.

Some seat belt pre-tensioners can generate excessive sparks when they tighten the belts before a crash. That can ignite gases inside a support beam and cause insulation and carpet to catch fire.

Dealers will remove insulation and install heat-resistant tape. Owners will be notified starting Sept. 24.