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"In the event of a frontal collision, these vehicles have been identified as having a possible risk for a B-Pillar fire. The activation of the seatbelt pretentioner can potentially cause the insulation material around the pretensioner to ignite. The solution is to remove the insulation material from the area around the seatbelt retractor-pretensioner to prevent the risk of fire."
"Approximately 173 000 (7 219 in South Africa) Ford Kuga vehicles built in Valencia (Spain) and Elebuga (Russia) are affected."Has your vehicle has already been in for a safety recall? Well, you will still need to take it to your dealership. This is because it is an unrelated issue.
"While this recall is not related, customers that are already bringing their vehicles in for the Phase 2 action will be able to have both recalls conducted at the same time. The repair work for this recall should not take more than an hour to complete."*If you have any information regarding the recall and your vehicle, please contact Ford Customer Service directly at 0800 204 688 / 012 843 5824 or CRC3@ford.com