Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it issued a recall of over 108,000 vehicles, citing an issue with seat belt anchor pretensioners. The recall involves 103,374 vehicles in the U.S., 4,002 vehicles in Canada and 1,023 vehicles in Mexico. The affected vehicles include 2015 Ford Fusions built at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan from Aug. 1, 2014 to Jan. 30, 2015, and at its Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico from Aug. 1, 2014 to Nov. 24, 2014. The recall also includes 2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at its Hermosillo plant from Aug. 1, 2014 to Nov. 21, 2014. “In affected vehicles, increased temperatures generated during deployment of the driver or front-passenger seat belt anchor pretensioner could degrade the tensile strength of the cable below the level needed to restrain an occupant,” Ford said in a statement. “Seat belt assemblies that do not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash can increase the risk of injury.” The stock fell 2.9% in afterooon trading. It has shed 12.2% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has edged up 0.4%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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