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Ohio Auto Defect Lawyer: Ford Seat Belt Fire Risk

Cincinnati product liability attorney and Ohio auto defect lawyer investigates the root causes of seat belt failure and represents plaintiffs nationwide in auto accidents and catastrophic injury lawsuits

Ford recently recalled 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because of a seat belt safety issue that can potentially cause fires. Ford said it has received at least 17 reports of smoke or fire in the United States. During an accident, the seat belt pretensioner, which uses an explosive charge to lock the seat belt in place, may generate excessive sparks and poses a fire risk.

The recall covers 2015-2018 Ford F-150 vehicles in North America for driver and front passenger seat-belt pretensioners. The recall was issued after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation after five complaints of fires in the seat belt component. Some Ford vehicles have been destroyed by fires due to the seat belt defect.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated product liability attorney and Ohio auto defect lawyer reviewing seat belt failures for plaintiffs nationwide. The Lyon Firm works with safety engineers and accident reconstruction experts to build the strongest case possible.

Types of Seat Belt Defects

  • Manufacturing defects & assembly errors
  • Defective seat belt design
  • False latching—the latch appears to be inserted into the buckle, but is not secure
  • Faulty materials used in production
  • Belts detaching from anchors and mounts
  • Retracting malfunction: too much slack in seat belt
  • Accidental unlatching
  • Pretensioner defects

Legal Action: Contact an Ohio Auto Defect Lawyer

Defective seat belts are likely to lead to severe injuries in the event of a collision. Common injuries may include the following:

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective seat belt, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio auto defect lawyer, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding defective seat belts.

Contact us today.