Recently, Ford announced that the firm has decided to recall about 2 Million of its F-150 pickup trucks. The reason behind this recall is said to be about 20 reported incidents for the smoke or fire coming from seat belts of these trucks. The recently announced recall is applicable for some SuperCrew Cab and Regular Cab vehicles provided these models should be in the range of the year 2015–2018.
The firm stated that the mentioned vehicles are facing issues with a portion of the driver and frontage passenger seat belts named pretensioner. The pretensioner is a part of the vehicle connected to the bottom of a seatbelt clip, which is intended to protect the tenant by pulling them into the seat. However, the pretensioner is found to be automatically forcing the clip down at the time of a crash.
On a similar note, earlier, Mahindra & Mahindra announced that the firm might possibly collaborate with Ford. This collaboration is supposed to be a part of the firm’s extensive discussion with the U.S. car maker. Reportedly, Mahindra & Mahindra has initiated to explore its potential to get into markets of Russia and Indonesia. The firm also targets to go deeper into the market of South Africa.
Pawan Goenka, MD, Mahindra & Mahindra, earlier proclaimed that the firm is exploring numerous business aspects with Ford. It includes sourcing, manufacturing, engineering, and even the retail frontage. Goenka added that these discussions are at very primary levels to decide at what aspects both firms will agree to partner. Reportedly, South East Asia is said to be one of the important rising market clusters. However, Mahindra has not demonstrated its presence in this region yet. As per the industry experts, Ford might offer assistance to the maker of Scorpio for entering into important markets of Thailand or Indonesia, likewise in Russia.