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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles

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2001 Ford F-450 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford F-450 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 022006

F-450 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I believe the 2001 Ford seat-belt recall was inadequate and the latches are continuing to break internally. I am respectfully requesting that all the latches be replaced. My reasoning is as follows: I own a 2001 Ford F150. In 2001 I took it in for the seat-belt recall. Ford replaced one latch (the drivers belt latch). Last week the latch on my son's seat belt failed. The latch broke internally. I went to the dealership to have the latch replaced under the recall. I told them their seat belt latches were failing. They told me there was no open recall on the vehicle. I was told by the Ford Motor Companies customer service person that the seat-belts are only warranted for 5 years/50,000 miles. My truck has 55,000 miles on it. I told them seat-belts should never fail. He told me seat-belts do fail and he has seen them fall apart before (the conversation may have been recorded for quality purposes). Ford is taking the position that if one of my family members dies due to a seat belt failure that it is not their problem since their seat belts are only warranted for 5 years/50,0000 miles. That is not acceptable. To date 40% of the seat belt latches in my vehicle have failed (I have 5 latches in my vehicle 2 have failed). Ford is failing to take responsibility for the defective seat-belts and jeopardizing the lives of millions of people. Furthermore they are not telling new car buyers that their seat-belts are only warranted for 5 years/50,000 miles. Nor are they providing any kind of consumer information concerning recommended replacement/maintenance for the seat-belts. If you require any testimony or assistance from me concerning any deaths, injuries or other matters involving these defective seat belts I will be glad to assist. Sincerely robert rassi occupation: Quality assurance manager bsie industrial engineer statistical six sigma black-belt 623-670-3122.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

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