Ford may have used obsolete Takata replacement parts during a previous recall, extending what already feels like a never-ending airbag saga.
Some Ford dealerships kept defective parts on their shelves long after they should have been tossed, and those wound up being used in vehicles as part of a collision of theft repair. Now Ford needs to re-recall 154,000 vehicles to inspect part numbers and replace the inflators if neccessary.…keep reading article "Ford Recalls Trucks That Received Obsolete Replacement Takata Parts"
Ford’s $450,000 supercar is at risk of becoming the world’s most expensive bonfire.
The automaker says no crashes or injuries have been reported, but one fire was caused by hydraulic fluid that leaked from the valve block assembly. The leaking fluid made contact with hot exhaust parts and caused the fire.
The recalled 2017-2018 GTs were built between 12/20/2016 and 07/31/2018.keep reading article "GT Recalled to Prevent World’s Most Expensive Bonfire"
Two words that I'm tired of typing and you're sick of hearing about. Yet here we are with another recall of 816,000 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles that have ticking time-bombs for airbags. Some vehicles are being recalled for the second time.…keep reading article "Ford Tire-Deep in Another Takata Recall"
Earlier this year Ford issued a regional recall for vehicles with Takata airbag inflators in areas of high humidity.
The thought was humidity is to blame for the inflators failing under pressure, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes the product is doomed to fail regardless of location.
Ford is taking NHTSA's advice and issuing a new recall for over 500,000 cars nationwide. The recall includes the 2005-2008 Mustangs and 2005-2006 GT.keep reading article "Regional Takata Recall Expanded Nationwide for Mustang and GT"
Ford is issuing a recall for 59,000 Takata airbag inflators.
The automaker has named the affected vehicles as the 2005-2007 Mustang, 2005-2006 GT, and 2004 Ranger vehicles.
What – Inflators are controlled exposions that deploy the airbags in the event of a crash. Takata's inflators are failing under pressure and exploding with too much force, so when the airbag deploys, sharp metal shrapnel from the inflator also shoots out into the cabin. The inflators were first recalled in 3 million vehicles, none of them Fords, last year.
Where – The inflators are failing in places of higher humidity which is why this is a regional recall limited to vehicles originally sold or currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
When – Neither Ford or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a date for the recall. You can call Ford at 800-392-3673 and reference recall number 14B04.keep reading article "Ford Recalls Exploding Takata Airbag Inflators"