Rollaway Risks, CO Poisoning, Air Bags Prompt another Ford Recall
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a statement declaring that the agency is “deeply concerned” with the Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series truck recall, which is dealing with potentially fatal Takata air bags. The NHTSA, a U.S. Department of Transportation division, urges that these vehicles should not be driven and they are not being fixed promptly. The recall in questions includes 2006 Ford Rangers and 2006 Mazda B-Series trucks with components that must be replaced as soon as possible.
Ford Motor is now warning an additional 33,000 Ranger pickup owners not to drive their vehicles due to an increased risk concerning the potentially fatal Takata air bag inflators. The initial warning was issued in after an exploding Takata air bag inflator killed a motorist in West Virginia. There have been more than 20 deaths related to Takata airbags in Honda Civic, Accord, City, Civic, CR-V, and Acura TL and 2006 Ford Ranger models. Across the globe, 19 different automakers have recalled nearly 100 million inflators.
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Another of the recent Ford Recalls include about 26,000 Transit vehicles over an issue with the trailer tow module. In vehicles equipped with a trailer tow module, water may cause wire corrosion or damage the module. Loss of heater and air conditioning controls, and the loss of instrumentation and infotainment system displays may occur. An electrical short to the ground wire may increase risk of fire, due to prolonged wiring corrosion. The affected vehicles include about 26,000 model years 2015-2017 Ford Transit vehicles equipped with the trailer tow module. The recall now affects a total of about 99,893 vehicles in North America. Two instances of a vehicle fire have been reported.
The Ford Motor Company is being pressured to recall Explorer SUVs over carbon monoxide poisoning concerns. The Center for Auto Safety is urging Ford to pull more than 1.3 million Explorers off the road—2011 through 2017 Ford Explorer SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating more than 2,700 complaints about possible carbon monoxide in Explorers, including dozens of injuries.
Ford motor recalled nearly 350,000 F-series pickup trucks and Expeditions from 2018, because of a faulty automatic transmission gear shift cable locking clip. Drivers can potentially exit a vehicle believing the vehicle is in park when the vehicle is still engaged in Drive, creating a risk for rollaway accidents and serious injuries.
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