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Ford recalls 2900 pick-up trucks over faulty airbags

Ford recalls 2900 pick-up trucks over faulty airbags

Ford issued a statement Thursday urging drivers of the 2006 Ranger need to stop using the truck because of the airbags, and call "immediately to schedule a free fix". It previously reported a similar death in SC that occurred in December 2015. "Ford announced that it will send mobile fix teams to owners' homes, tow vehicles to a local dealership for fix, and provide loaner vehicles - all free of charge".

The NHTSA in November had stated that 19 automakers had recalled over 46 million inflators in 34 million United States vehicles - and by 2019 as many as 70 million USA inflators will have been recalled.

The recall involves approximately 2,902 vehicles located in North America, with 2,712 located in the United States and federalized territories and 190 in Canada.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged owners to heed Ford's warning.

The Takata airbag recall is the largest in history, affecting more than 46 million airbag inflators. Ford announced that it will send mobile fix teams to owners' homes, tow vehicles to a local dealership for fix, and provide loaner vehicles - all free of charge. Some 19 automakers worldwide are impacted. None have come to the United States to face charges.

Automakers have struggled to get enough replacement parts for the massive recalls. Vehicles scheduled for future recalls will not show up in this search, so it is important that you check regularly, at least twice per year.

Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat, said in a statement on Thursday the latest death is evidence of "the very definition of a failed recall" pointing to the earlier Ford death in 2015. Just remember that in the Takata air bag recalls, there are priority groups; parts are available only for certain vehicles starting at certain dates. A subsequent inspection indicated that the airbag's inflator ruptured, killing the driver.

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