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"
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"
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"
Ford is warning even more 2006 Ranger owners to stop driving their trucks immediately because the airbags can kill them.
Last month Ford sent a message to 3,000 owners saying their trucks need to be parked because of an elevated risk of safety. They even insist on towing the vehicles to the dealership for repair because driving them is just too dangerous. 😳 This latest warning affects 33,400 additional owners.
The affected trucks were built between 08/10/2005 to 12/15/2005, and 08/05/2005 to 11/04/2005.keep reading article "Ford Warns More 2006 Ranger Owners to Stop Driving Their Trucks Immediately"
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"
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"