Ford recalls 3 million vehicles for airbag danger

  • Ford recalls 3 million vehicles for airbag danger

Ford recalls 3 million vehicles for airbag danger

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has, to date, received 11 complaints claiming that the Super Duty tailgate fix hasn't rectified the issue, and has now launched an investigation into the matter.

This recall includes 27 lakh vehicles sold in the United States alone.

The recall will apply to various Ford Ranger, Fusion, Edge, Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln MKX vehicles, along with Mazda 2007-2009 model year B-Series vehicles.

The Blue Oval explained that the cars involved were previously recalled for passenger-side airbag inflators. They are at risk of exploding. About 100 million inflators installed by 19 major automakers have been recalled in the last several years. These inflators can rupture and send deadly metal fragments flying through the cabin of a auto in the event of a crash. We believe our extensive data demonstrated that a safety recall was not warranted for the driver-side airbag. "However, we respect NHTSA's decision and will issue a recall", according to Fox Business.

The recall comes about after the NHTSA denied a petition by Ford in 2017 that sought to avoid recalling the vehicles with the potentially unsafe airbags, which were produced by auto supplier Takata. The decision also will require Mazda to recall and fix driver air bags in approximately 5,800 vehicles.

Ford disclosed the potential cost of the recall in paperwork filed with the SEC on Thursday evening.

Ford said the re-measurement loss is expected to reduce net income by about $1.2 billion, but did not change expectations for 2021 pension contributions. Only the headline has been changed.