Ford recalls over 680,000 cars because seat belts may be defective

Approximately 680,800 vehicles are being recalled by Ford Motor Company because of possibly defective seat belts, Ford said in a statement Friday.

Faulty seat belt anchor pre-tensioners are cited as the reason for the recall of 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2016 Ford Mondeo mid-size sedans, according to ABC News. Pre-tensioners sense when a car is coming to a quick stop and automatically tighten the belt.

The company said the pre-tensioners may break in the affected models, preventing the belts to hold the car’s occupants in place in the event of a crash.

Auto dealers will inject a coating into the devices to keep them from breaking at no charge to the customer.

The automaker has been notified of two accidents and two injuries associated with the pre-tensioners in question.