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Posted: 02/13/18 06:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not a slam here but Ford and Mazda have issued a Do Not Drive recall!

The companies and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said dealers will tow the pickups to service bays to replace the faulty inflators and provide loaner vehicles. Parts for the repairs already are available. Rangers added to the do-not-drive list were built between Aug. 5 and Dec. 15, 2005.

“Affected owners are urged not to drive these vehicles and to contact Ford and Mazda immediately to schedule a free repair,” NHTSA said in a printed release.

Takata uses ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate air bags. But the chemical can deteriorate and burn too fast, blowing apart metal canisters and hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers.

At least 22 people have died and more than 180 have been hurt because of the problem.
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This is for older Rangers and Mazda's but if you own or know someone that owns one these trucks tell them to call Ford or Mazda to find out if their truck is on the list!


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37 millions vehicles !! not only the ranger hehe

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recall-spotlight/takata-air-bags


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Hi.. Just read about the recall in the Denver PoSt newspaper. This is the firsts do not drive recall I have heard a of. Jim2007


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Jim2007 wrote:

Hi.. Just read about the recall in the Denver PoSt newspaper. This is the firsts do not drive recall I have heard a of. Jim2007




Just Ford trying to cover their butt.
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Takata strikes again. Ford and Mazda are far from the only brands to be bitten by those airbags.

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Yep all of the manufactures have recalls from this. Ford just took it to a higher level with the do not drive recall. They have had 22 deaths in the this truck alone and it seems there is a set time frame of trucks that are affected by the don't drive recall.

Good for Ford for stepping up and bad for Ford as with 22 deaths that is going to cost them a huge sum in settlements. Takata filed bankruptcy so they will be protected. [emoticon]

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