Ford issued a new recall for automobiles that had been previously recalled in 2016. These airbag inflators are from Takata, which have caused automakers to recall millions and millions of vehicles in recent years. It previously reported a similar death in South Carolina that occurred in December 2015. They come from the Twin Cities Assembly Plant with production dates from August 10, 2005, to December 15, 2005. The agency estimates about 37 million vehicles across are under recall for approximately 50 million defective Takata air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged owners to heed Ford's warning.
So far, 15 people have been killed by exploding Takata airbags in the U. It is fast, easy and secure. Furthermore, feel free to leave a comment. Ford said both Takata deaths occurred with inflators built on the same day installed in 2006 Ranger pickups. How Oath and our partners bring you better ad experiences To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you. Ford issued a new recall for automobiles that had been previously recalled in 2016. Automakers have struggled to get enough replacement parts for the massive recalls.
Ford received notification late last year that a second crash in West Virginia over the summer of 2017 involved a ruptured Takata inflator on the driver's side. It previously reported a similar death in South Carolina that occurred in December 2015. The faulty inflators have led to the largest automotive recall in history. The Fix: Ford urges owners of affected 2006 Rangers to stop driving their vehicles until the proper repairs are made. The other 19 deaths have occurred in Honda Motor Co vehicles, most of which were in the United States. Ford inspected the vehicle on Dec.
Chinese-owned supplier Key Safety Systems Inc. It previously reported a similar death in South Carolina that occurred in December 2015. Parts are available now, and dealers are prepared to get vehicles directly from customers, make permanent repairs that will resolve the safety risk and provide a free interim loaner vehicle, if necessary. The Problem: In almost 3,000 vehicles from the 2006 model year, the airbag inflators pose a higher risk of rupturing during a crash. The expansion of the order on Monday came after the automaker received additional data indicating an elevated risk in these 30,000 trucks. Takata inflators can explode with excessive force, unleashing metal shrapnel inside cars and trucks and have injured more than 200.
The new recall will allow for identification of the 2,900 owners in the highest risk pool. None have come to the United States to face charges. Takata did not immediately comment Thursday on the Ford action. Dealers are now available to pick the vehicles up directly from customers, and the parts are also in stock. An estimated 2,712 vehicles are in the U.
None have come to the United States to face charges. A Mazda Motor Corp spokeswoman said Thursday the company would conduct a similar recall and stop drive warning for some 2006 Mazda B-Series trucks, which were built by Ford and are similar to the Ranger. The defect led Takata to file for bankruptcy protection in June. The faulty inflators have led to the largest automotive recall in history. In late December, Ford said it was able to confirm that a July 2017 crash death in West Virginia was indeed caused by a faulty Takata inflator in a 2006 Ford Ranger. Why did Ford expand the number of trucks involved, but not to all of the Rangers produced for the 2006 model year? It previously reported a similar death in South Carolina that occurred in December 2015. We maintain a strict separation between news content and advertising.
Affected owners are urged not to drive these vehicles and to contact Ford immediately to schedule a free repair. Mazda is expanding its advisory to include 1,955 from model year 2006, up from the original 160, a Mazda spokeswoman said in an email. Takata did not immediately comment Thursday on the Ford action. Takata inflators can explode with excessive force, unleashing metal shrapnel inside cars and trucks and have injured more than 200. Subscribe to our blogs and keep up with Technical Bulletins, Car Care Tips, engines and transmissions:. Yahoo is part of Oath.
Two of the tragedies occurred in vehicles manufactured by Ford while the other 19 happened in vehicles made by Honda, the majority of which were in the U. Ford said it confirmed in late December that a July 2017 crash death in West Virginia in a 2006 Ford Ranger was caused by a defective Takata inflator. Some 19 automakers worldwide are impacted. A subsequent investigation revealed as many as 33,428 additional 2006 Rangers are at risk. The 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series are mechanical twins and were both built by Ford, according to a Mazda spokesperson. In News, readers will find articles about trucking, freight, logistics and automotive industries.