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Ranger Hazard: Ford Issues ‘Cease Driving’ Order for Another 33,000 Trucks

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After alerting drivers of almost three,000 2006 Ranger pickups final month, Ford Motor Firm needs the house owners of one other 33,428 trucks to cease driving their vehicle, get out, and stroll away.

The automobiles concerned on this newest “cease driving” order are, like the opposite crop, all presently beneath recall for a probably lethal airbag defect, although current checks present they could possibly be particularly harmful within the occasion of an airbag deployment. Ford singled out the sooner group of automobiles after discovering a connection between two airbag-associated deaths in america. The unstable Takata airbag inflators present in each automobiles, which detonated and sprayed each crash victims with metallic shards, have been assembled on the identical day.

These 33,428 Rangers might be equally harmful, the corporate says.

“After Ford took this motion,” the automaker said, referring to the sooner order, “the corporate continued its investigation and testing. Additional inflator and propellant test knowledge confirmed greater propellant pressures and ruptures inside sure inflators in automobiles constructed through the interval included on this expanded recall. Ford just isn’t conscious of any accidents or fatalities concerned in these further automobiles.”

All automobiles on this excessive-danger group rolled out of the Twin Cities Meeting Plant between August 10, 2005 and December 15, 2005, and from August 5, 2005 to November four, 2005. In addition to 2,825 Rangers bought to Canada, the majority of the automobiles went to clients within the U.S. and federalized territories.

The automaker encourages drivers to sort their vehicle’s VIN quantity into Ford’s on-line search device (see hyperlink right here) to see if their truck falls into this group. Some 391,000 2004-2006 Rangers, in addition to some Mazda B-Collection twins, fall underneath the identical Takata airbag recall. It’s truly the second in a two-part recall designed to get the damaging inflators out of automobiles as quickly as potential, with a last repair coming later. (These ultimate elements at the moment are in inventory.) The reference quantity for the recall is 18S02.

All recall work carried out by Ford will probably be freed from cost. As soon as contacted, the automaker will tow the excessive-danger vehicle to a repair shop, with house owners eligible for a free loaner, ought to they request it.

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