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Ford, Mazda Expand ‘Do Not Drive’ Takata Recall

Automakers broaden small pickup recall after additional testing.

by on Feb.12, 2018

Owners of certain 2006 Ford Rangers are being told to park their trucks immediately as part of a recall to repair faulty Takata airbags.

This story has been updated with additional information.

Ford and Mazda issued a warning to about 35,000 Ranger and B-Series small pickups to stop driving the trucks immediately due to potential problems with Takata-made airbags. The action is essentially an extension of a smaller recall Ford issued last month.

In January, Ford issued the same order for 2,900 Ranger pickups for the 2006 model year because of the faulty inflators from Takata. The company became aware of a second death that occurred in a truck from the same “production run” of vehicles causing Ford to send out the urgent warning to owners.

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Mazda Motor Corp. followed suit for about 1,800 2006 Mazda B-series trucks that were built by Ford after it had issued a warning for 160 trucks last month. NHTSA said the vehicles pose “an immediate risk to safety” and asked owners to immediately schedule a free repair. (more…)

Ford Orders 2,900 Rangers With Takata Airbags Parked

Automaker will fix trucks in owners' driveways, tow them to dealerships.

by on Jan.12, 2018

Owners of certain 2006 Ford Rangers are being told to park their trucks immediately as part of a recall to repair faulty Takata airbags.

The 21st victim of exploding Takata airbags is causing Ford to warn owners of about 2,900 Ranger pickup trucks to park them immediately.

The victim, Steve Mollohan of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was killed July 1, when the airbag exploded in his 2006 Ford Ranger. Ford received notification of the fatality in mid-December and conducted an inspection of the truck on Dec. 27.

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After looking into the incident, it was determined the inflator for the airbag was made on the same day as one that caused the death of a South Carolina man in 2015. This prompted the automaker to issue an urgent new recall in the U.S. and Canada for Rangers made on that day. (more…)

Ford Recalls 391,000 Rangers Due to Takata Inflators

Feds expect recall numbers to continue growing.

by on Jan.26, 2016

Ford is recalling 391,000 Ranger pickups due that use faulty Takata airbag inflators.

The specter of Takata continues to grow as Ford is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver-side airbag inflators from the supplier can explode with too much force causing injuries and deaths.

The recall, which is for 2004 through 2006 model year trucks in the U.S. and Canada, comes a month after the death of a South Carolina man who died when the Takata-produced airbag exploded and he was struck in the neck by a piece of metal shrapnel after hitting a cow and then a fence in his 2006 Ford Ranger. Joel Knight was 52 years old.

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The crash alone would not have been sufficient to kill Knight, according to Amanda Dotter, spokeswoman for the Elrod Pope Law Firm, the attorneys representing the family. The event and subsequent findings pushed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand its recall of Takata-produced inflators by another 5 million units. (more…)

Ford Recalls Ranger Pickups for Bad Brakes

Hydraulic actuator disconnects from parking brake cable.

by on May.24, 2010

This cold weather flaw sees the emergency brake lining freezing to the drum.

Ford is recalling model year 2010 Ranger vehicles for defective parking brakes. On Rangers made from June 8, 2009 through February 2, 2010 equipped with manual transmissions, it is possible for the parking brake cable to become disconnected from the right rear actuator during cold weather.

This can happen when the parking brake is released if wet parking brake shoes have frozen in the applied position. If the right rear parking brake cable becomes disconnected, the pedal will have extended travel and may not fully apply the parking brake.

Ford told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that a manual transmission vehicle parked in neutral without a fully applied parking brake may have unintended movement, which may cause a crash.

Dealers will install a revised right rear parking brake actuator to prevent cable disconnection free of charge as required by law. Owners may Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford Recall Number 10S12.

Owners may also the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), Or go to . NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 10V202000.