Ford Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Subaru vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Ford Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
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Where Airbags And Seat Belts Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- air bag warning light is on in the 2002 Explorer
- air bag light on in the 2002 Escape
- air bag light stays on in the 2003 Escape
- seat belt is not releasing in the 2000 Taurus
- air bag recall in the 2014 Mustang
- air bag light stays on in the 2012 Explorer
- retractor not working properly in the 2004 Explorer
Look who’s back in the news – Takata airbag inflators, the long-running nemesis of peace and joy, will need to be replaced in 953,000 Ford vehicles.
Ford dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflators or modules, but the automaker didn't announce when the recall will begin.…keep reading article "4th Major Expansion Announced for Takata Airbags in Ford Vehicles"
Of all the things that can start a fire in your truck, I’m guessing you were never really worried about the seat belts.
Between April and October 2017, Ford knew of four reports of localized interior fires that occurred on 2015-2016 F-150s after the seat belt pretensioners deployed. An investigation on the four trucks was opened that focused on the front seat belt pretensioners (both retractor and lap anchor), electrical wiring, insulation and carpeting.
Pretensioners use a small explosive charge to lock the seat belt in place during an accident. Except, the F-150’s charges aren’t small and have been producing “excessive sparks” that smolder on interior panels and sometimes start a fire.
The recall covers both the Regular and SuperCrew Cabs.keep reading article "Millions of F-150s Recalled Because Their Seat Belts Are Starting Fires After Crashes"
Ford has reluctantly settled a class-action lawsuit for using defective Takata airbags.
Although agreeing to settle the case without the court deciding right or wrong, Ford continues to deny all liability and wrongdoing concerning the vehicles. The automaker says it decided to settle to get the matter over with and avoid the cost of further litigation.
This isn't the first time Ford has acted reluctant when it comes to Takata problems. Owners can expect to see the following benefits regardless of Ford doing it out of the kindness of their heart or the protection of their checkbooks.…keep reading article "Takeways from Ford's Takata Class-Action Settlement"
You know what feels like a long time ago? The first Takata inflator recall in May of 2013.
That’s back when we were young and optimistic that the issue would be resolved quickly.
Now I can hardly remember what it feels like to have hope at all. Especially as we stare down the barrel of another recall expansion for passenger-side inflators in the Mustang, Edge, Fusion, and Ranger. CarComplaints.com has information on which model years and zones.…keep reading article "It Never Ends. Takata Recalls Expanded by 328,000 Vehicles"
Like it or not, Ford is going to need to recall nearly 3 million vehicles with Takata airbags.
Back in July, Ford filed a petition to delay the recalls so they could investigate the matter further. Time’s up.
“NHTSA says the request for additional testing by the automakers isn't reasonable based on the data that has been collected.”
This isn’t a no harm, no foul situation. Delaying the recall puts people’s lives at risk and it’s not a good look for Ford.keep reading article "Ford’s Petition to Stop Takata Recall Has Been Denied"
Takata says there are 2.7 million Ford and Nissan vehicles that should be recalled because they contain dangerous airbags.
Given their propensity to explode in people's faces, it seems only logical to follow that advice. Nissan’s on board but Ford isn’t sold on the idea because the airbags contain a drying agent that’s supposed to protect the inflators.
“Unlike the tens of millions of airbag inflators already recalled in millions of vehicles, the 2.7 million inflators have a drying agent (desiccant) called calcium sulfate used to protect the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate, from moisture.”…keep reading article "Ford Isn’t Sold On This Whole “Takata Recall” Thing"
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"
Ford is recalling 1.9 million vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators which have been known to explode.
The inflators that need to be replaced are in the passenger-side frontal airbags. See the full list of recalled vehicles.
Takata's inflators don't contain a drying agent called desiccate. Over time, the ammonium nitrate inside the inflator can become unstable when exposed to heat and humidity. If they do explode, metal shrapnel can shoot throughout the cabin and has injured, or in some cases killed the people inside. Yikes!…keep reading article "Ford Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles for Takata Airbags"
The 2015-2016 Ford Transit has a measurable problem because the low-roof vans have side-curtain airbags that are positioned incorrectly, possibly on both sides of the van.
Assembly line workers in Ford plants will reportedly receive free enrollment in DDTAU --- Don't Do This Again University.keep reading article "Airbags in the Transit Were Positioned Incorrectly"
Your truck might be involved in one the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.
Ford announced they are recalling 391,000 Ranger trucks in the USA and Canada with Takata inflators.
You've probably heard about Takata by now. They're the ones that made airbag inflators that explode with too much force and sometimes send metal shrapnel flying throughout the cabin. They're also the ones that have been linked to a number of deaths and injuries.…keep reading article "Ranger Trucks Recalled After Driver Killed By Takata Airbag"
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"