The Takata airbag problems seems no never come to an end. Recently, Ford extended its recall because more of its vehicles seem to have some problems with the airbag inflators, provided by Japanese manufacturer Takata.
The officials admitted they have a problem with the airbags, and now Ford recall has reached a total number of 1.509.535 units to date. For Ford, affected vehicles include:
– 2005-2014 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant for driver side airbag inflators;
– 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles built at Wixom Assembly Plant for driver side airbag inflators;
– 2004 Ford Rangers built in North America at Edison Assembly Plant and
– 2004-2006 Ford Rangers built at Twin Cities Assembly for passenger side airbag inflators.
Ford announced in November 2014 that is aware of one airbag deployment that might be related to the issue, in which a driver’s leg was injured by a metal fragment when the airbag deployed after a crash.
A total of 1,490,764 vehicles in North America are now affected by this expanded recall, including 1,380,604 in the United States and federalized territories, 93,207 in Canada and 16,953 in Mexico. Dealers will replace the airbag inflator at no cost to the customer.