Ford recalls more than 150,000 cars in three countries for airbags

Ford recalls more than 150,000 cars in three countries for airbags

February 19, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Old SUVs of the American brand Ford were equipped with problematic airbags from the Takata company.

Another major recall related to Takata airbags has recently become known. This time, 153,107 Ford Ranger SUVs produced between 2004 and 2006 were affected. It is noted that these cars were sold in three countries – the USA, Canada and Mexico. The recall campaign starts on March 8 this year.

“At the request of the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford is organizing a recall campaign for 153,107 of these vehicles, notifying owners that they can have a dealership diagnosed and replace the airbag if needed,” the company said on its website.

Most of the cars that fell under the service action are in the United States – about 144 thousand copies. Another 8.7 thousand drive on the roads of Canada, and Mexico has only 5 SUVs with a possible malfunction.

Recall that at one time the Japanese company Takata was the largest manufacturer of passive safety systems – belts and airbags, as well as car steering wheels. At its disposal, the manufacturer had factories on four continents and a headquarters in Germany. At the peak of its popularity among automakers, Takata produced up to 20% of airbags worldwide. However, her story ended in 2017, when it became known about the bankruptcy of the company.