Ford asked owners to stop driving their vehicle

Avto 13 January, 2018
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    Friday, January 12, 2018 09:40

    Friday, January 12, 2018 09:40

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    The u.s. car manufacturer Ford was asked Thursday to the owners of some 2 900 of its cars to stop use after a new fatal accident due to accidental explosion of an airbag Takata.

    The affected vehicles are pickup trucks Ford Ranger built in 2006 and sold in North America.

    “We take this matter very seriously and recommend to owners of these Ford Ranger 2006 to stop the drive for dealers to make the repairs immediately,” says Ford in a press release.


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    The builder describes this decision as a result of two accidents involving vehicles built on the same day. One occurred in July 2017, but has not been brought to the attention of Ford that on the 22nd of December. An examination of the vehicle concluded that the triggering of the airbag was the cause of the death of the driver. The first accident occurred in January, 2016 and had also been a death.

    On 2 902 Ranger recalled, 2 712 were sold in the United States and 190 in Canada.

    The defect in the airbags, Takata, had been placed at the great day by the u.s. authorities in 2014 and has led since to the massive campaigns of reminders: a total of at least 100 million units are involved in the world, all manufacturers combined, and twenty people died in accidents attributed to them.

    In the United States, the federal agency of road safety (NHTSA) indicates that 34 million vehicles are affected for a total of 46 million air bags currently. By the end of 2019, the authorities expect to find new cars equipped with airbags defective, which could bring the total to nearly 70 million. The japanese group Takata has since filed for bankruptcy.