Ford recalls 650,000 vehicles in North America over seat belts
Ford on Friday announced the recall of nearly 650,000 cars in North America over defective seat belts that can fail in a crash.
The automaker said two accidents and two injuries have been blamed on the defect, which involves overheating of the cables in the pre-tensioning system of the seat belts, which can prevent them from functioning correctly in an accident.
Of the total recalled, 602,000 were sold in the United States (US), 35,600 in Canada and 8,600 in Mexico.
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The recall covers the 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and the 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ, produced at plants in Flat Rock, Michigan and Hermosillo, Mexico.
Some Ford Mondeos also have been recalled but they are not in North America.
In the United States (US), vehicle manufacturers are legally obliged to publicly announce recall operations to correct defects found on their vehicles.
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