According to Ford, however, owners of these vehicles should no longer wait their turn to have the problem fixed, but stop driving immediately, as they have "an elevated risk to safety posed by airbag inflators that may have a higher risk of rupturing in the event of a crash than other recalled Takata inflators". Ford said the expansion was prompted by additional testing. Ford, which made the B-Series for Mazda, found test results showing that the trucks had inflators that ruptured or recorded high internal pressure readings, spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt said Monday.
Ford says the affected models are certain 2006 Ford Rangers built at Twin Cities Assembly Plant from August 10, 2005 to December 15, 2005 and from August 5, 2005 to November 4, 2005.
Owners of certain 2006 Ford Rangers are being told to park their trucks immediately as part of a recall to fix faulty Takata airbags. If owners wish, Ford and Mazda will tow the trucks to the dealership for the repairs. But the chemical can deteriorate and burn to fast, blowing apart metal canisters.
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Takata airbag inflators can explode with excessive force, unleashing metal shrapnel inside cars and trucks, and have injured more than 200 people, and killed 22. In the US, the 69 million recalled inflators represents the largest automotive recall in the country's history. In total, Takata expects to recall 125 million vehicles by 2019, worldwide.
Ford previously took this action on a population of approximately 3,000 2006 Ford Ranger vehicles because there were two fatalities caused by driver airbag inflator ruptures from Takata inflators built on the same day.
Ford has created a look-up tool where customers can determine if their vehicle is one of those involved in the recall. Including the previous 3000-odd, there are now 36,330 Rangers in North America included in the recall. Fifteen people in the USA have been killed by defective Takata air bags that exploded, according to NHTSA. In addition, Ford wants to remind owners of 2004-2006 Rangers that the driver and passenger airbags inflators are already under a Takata recall.