DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety investigators are looking into complaints of fires that may have been caused by the seat belts in Ford F-150 pickup trucks.
The investigation covers trucks from the 2015 through 2018. Ford sold about 2 million F-150s during those years.READ MORE: Thousands Lose Power As Strong Winds Spread Damage Across Several Towns
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating five complaints that fires began in the trucks after seat belt pretensioners made by ZF-TRW or Takata were activated. Pretensioners prepare seat belts to gradually restrain passengers. Three fires destroyed the trucks, while two went out by themselves.READ MORE: 'It Can Work,' Summer Camps Will Be Open, But They'll Look A Lot Different
The agency says the fires began in a support pillar that houses the belts. Investigators will figure out the exact cause and whether a recall is necessary. It was unclear if there were any injuries.
Ford says it’s cooperating with the probe.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
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