Driver of Ford Ranger killed after ignoring airbag recall | Rare Techy
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved a Ford Ranger owner connected to a faulty Takata airbag inflator.
The driver was in a 2006 Ranger that had a do not drive notice issued in 2018, but the faulty part was never replaced.
The incident took place in Florida this June and brought the total number of deaths related to Takata airbags to 23 in the US.
About 67 million vehicles According to NHTSA, the airbags were recalled on several brands.
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A Ford spokesman said the automaker sent more than 100 notices to the owner’s home, as well as a representative who came in person.
“We urge any remaining affected owners not to drive these vehicles and to contact Ford to arrange a free repair,” a spokesman told Reuters.
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Two other deaths have been linked to Ranger airbags, but Ford says the recall rate for affected vehicles, which include the Ranger (2004-2011), Ford Edge (2007-2010) and Ford Fusion, has been 97%. (2006-2012), Ford GT (2005-2006), Ford Mustang (2005-2014) and Mercury Milan (2006-2011).
Owners of models can check to see if their specific vehicle is subject to a recall on Ford’s website.
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Setllant in November issued a new “do not drive” warning to owners of the 2005-2010 Dodge Magnum, Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans after three new deaths involving the vehicles this year.
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