Ford Expands Takata Airbag Recall Again
According to several reports, Ford Motor Company has expanded their airbag recall to include even more vehicles. The most recent expansion includes about a million Ford Mustangs and GTs.
The affected vehicles contain defective Takata airbags.
About the Takata Airbag Recalls
In December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) demanded that Ford expand its existing recall to include over 500,000 vehicles. That recall affected Ford Mustangs from model years 2005-2008, all of which had Takata airbags.
Apparently, the affected cars feature driver’s side airbags that can inflate with too much force and explode. The resulting explosion can seriously injure the driver or passenger when dangerous debris is spewed throughout the car.
Now, according to ABC News, Ford is expanding their recall once again. The new recall includes even more Ford Mustangs and GTs. The new recall includes Mustangs from model years 2005-2014, as well as Ford GTs from 2005 and 2006.
The Takata Corporation has agreed to replace the defective airbags for free. Ford has announced that they will begin notifying Mustang and GT owners next month.
Other Information About the Takata Recalls
According to NHTSA, about 34 million vehicles have been recalled due to faulty Takata airbags.
In addition, NHTSA has received 129 individual complaints. Manufacturers that issued recalls because of the Takata airbags include Toyota, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Subaru.
At least five deaths have been reported as a result of the airbags exploding and emitting metal shrapnel.