Ebene News – CA – Ford recalls more than 150,000 trucks in US, Canada over defective airbag

Ford Motor Co is recalling 153,000 older trucks that may have had obsolete Takata airbag modules installed during collision and theft repairs after Takata’s recall was completed, the automaker said on Thursday automobile

The second largest US automaker identified 144340 US Ford Ranger Trucks 2004-2006 and about 8800 in Canada that may have obsolete Takata parts Ford said it could not locate 45 inflators that could have been installed and was recalling all vehicles “at the request of the US National Road Safety Administration ”(NHTSA)

Ford also said on Thursday that it was separately recalling a group of 1,100 vehicles from the 2004-2011 model years that may also have obsolete Takata spare parts

Last month Ford said it would comply with an earlier NHTSA request to recall three million vehicles with potentially defective Takata driver-side air bags and take a charge of $ 610 million

The defect, which in rare cases leads to rupture of airbag inflators and the sending of potentially fatal metal fragments, caused the largest automotive recall in US history of more than 67 million inflators in the world. worldwide, around 100 million inflators installed by 19 major car manufacturers have been recalled

Also last month, NHTSA declared that at least 17 million US vehicles equipped with Takata airbags are not being repaired

Takata inflators have killed at least 27 people worldwide and 18 in the United States, with more than 400 injuries reported

Two people have died from ruptured Takata air bags in previously recalled 2006 Ford Ranger vehicles, most recent fatality in 2017

In November, NHTSA said it was rejecting a petition filed by General Motors to avoid recalling 59 million US vehicles with inflators Takata GM later said it was taking $ 1 billion in charges as a result of the reminder

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Ebene News – CA – Ford recalls more than 150,000 trucks in US, Canada on defective airbag

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7649764/ford-recall-air-bag/