Ford recalls more than 150,000 vehicles due to potentially faulty airbags


Ford on Thursday announced two recalls affecting about 154,000 vehicles due to issues with the air bag systems that in a few cases pose a risk of serious injury or death.

A statement on Ford’s website identified one recall affecting roughly 153,000 Ford Rangers from model years 2004 to 2011 due to the company’s inability to find 45 faulty air bag systems that may have mistakenly been installed in Ranger pickups. It wasn’t clear what dangers, if any, those air bag systems could pose to consumers.

A second recall identified on Ford’s website involved far fewer vehicles, roughly 1,000, but was due to problems with Takata air bag inflation systems that pose a risk of “serious injury or death” should the device malfunction when the air bag deploys. That recall affects vehicles across a number of product lines including Ford’s Ranger, Mustang, Fusion, Edge and other vehicles.

The Hill has reached out to Ford for comment on the two recalls.

The Takata air bag recall is one of the most voluminous recalls in modern history. In 2020, the company announced it was recalling 10 million more air bags on top of 70 million it had already recalled, with the company’s products blamed for hundreds of injuries and at least two dozen deaths.

Updated at 12:30 p.m. on 2/19

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