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Ford to Recall 1.6 Million F-150 Pickups for Seat Belt Fire Risk

  • Carmaker sees $140 million expense for North American unit
  • Major safety campaign is second for F-Series in the past year
2015 Ford Motor Co. F150 trucks move through the inspection area on the production line at the company's Dearborn Truck Assembly facility in Dearborn, Michigan.

Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

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Ford Motor Co. will recall about 2 million F-150 pickups in North America to fix faulty seat-belt components that have sparked fires following crashes, after U.S. auto safety regulators began an investigation into the issue last month.

The safety campaign will cost about $140 million, and the expense will be reflected in Ford’s third-quarter earnings results, the second-largest U.S. automaker said in a regulatory filing. The company is maintaining its 2018 profit forecast.