12 to 16 explosive devices in our vehicles?

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The more people that file, the more it will become a recall. I've now heard from a dozen people experiencing the same explosion issue. To this day I still drive, waiting for the next tensioner to malfunction. Although I feel confident that since The dealership replaced everything that could have caused it, it will not happen again.
I could agree with this thinking if Ford would provide docs showing that it was either all redesigned parts, or parts from a different supplier, etc. but likely they just used the same parts, hoping to buy another 2-3 years of safe driving for you, but the next owner, who cares...
 

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The more people that file, the more it will become a recall. I've now heard from a dozen people experiencing the same explosion issue. To this day I still drive, waiting for the next tensioner to malfunction. Although I feel confident that since The dealership replaced everything that could have caused it, it will not happen again.


The NHTSA has opened a preliminary evaluation regarding the matter involving the 2019 Ford Expedition: https://fordauthority.com/2023/11/2019-ford-expedition-investigation-launched-over-seat-belts/

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Well, it turns out my passenger side seat belt tensioner warning light is on.
Since Ford only replaced the driver's side, it appears I will have a second explosion soon.
According to Ford it happens within 6 weeks of the light coming on. I've contacted Ford and am waiting for a call back.
This is still a serious matter for those that own these vehicles in the year range. There may be more years involved as well.

24S06: Expedition (2018-2020) Seatbelt Retractor Pretensioner Recall

UPDATE: Appointment set at dealership.
 
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Safety Recall 24S06's Full Dealer Bulletin and Service Procedure have been released and are available on this post.
As an update, my vehicle, which has already had the driver's side replaced and repaired, just had the passenger seatbelt warning light go on. I contacted Ford and they said to get it to the dealer ASAP for repair. I took it to my local Ford dealer, they kept the vehicle for a week, then called and told me because they have to wait for Ford to give permission and allocate the parts, they cannot repair it. I explained they already fixed my driver's side and it is dangerous to drive the vehicle, but they didn't care.
So now I have a vehicle with a dangerous exploding part that will deploy in the coming weeks and Ford released it knowing the potential of the explosion.

There are only 12 to 16 of these devices in our Expeditions. And I can tell you, from my personal experience, there is a good possibility that you will lose control of your vehicle, if you are driving on an interstate or busy road going 35 to 65+ mph, when it goes off. The loud shotgun type bang along with the 3-to-4-inch tightening of the belt and enormous Sound Pressure Level inside the cab, will disorient you enough to lose control of the vehicle, not to mention it can have a serious effect on people with heart problems.
Ford needs to escalate the repair before they have injuries or, even worse, casualties.
 

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As an update, my vehicle, which has already had the driver's side replaced and repaired, just had the passenger seatbelt warning light go on. I contacted Ford and they said to get it to the dealer ASAP for repair. I took it to my local Ford dealer, they kept the vehicle for a week, then called and told me because they have to wait for Ford to give permission and allocate the parts, they cannot repair it. I explained they already fixed my driver's side and it is dangerous to drive the vehicle, but they didn't care.
So now I have a vehicle with a dangerous exploding part that will deploy in the coming weeks and Ford released it knowing the potential of the explosion.

There are only 12 to 16 of these devices in our Expeditions. And I can tell you, from my personal experience, there is a good possibility that you will lose control of your vehicle, if you are driving on an interstate or busy road going 35 to 65+ mph, when it goes off. The loud shotgun type bang along with the 3-to-4-inch tightening of the belt and enormous Sound Pressure Level inside the cab, will disorient you enough to lose control of the vehicle, not to mention it can have a serious effect on people with heart problems.
Ford needs to escalate the repair before they have injuries or, even worse, casualties.



“Please rate our dealership all 10’s and if you can’t, please contact our service manager before completing this survey.”
 
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FYI:
I picked my vehicle up today and all is fixed. They did not have to redo the driver's side as the parts were new. They completely rebuilt the passenger side, so I'm hoping I'm done worrying about the seat belt tensioners exploding any time soon.
They also added the infamous rubber A/C drain elbow, as it was determined that water may have been dripping onto harnesses, causing corrosion, resulting in the shorting of the device.
They performed a free complete inspection of the vehicle and I got a 100% good bill of health, so I'm happy.
 
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