FORD Motor Co. has said it will recall nearly 400,000 mid-size pickup trucks to replace defective air bags involved in the Takata scandal.
The automaker said it would replace the air bags in 391,394 units of the 2004 through 2006 model-year Ford Ranger.
U.S’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that a South Carolina driver of a 2006 Ranger was killed in December when a Takata air bag exploded during a crash.
According to US Today, Takata air bag recall expands by 5 million and the recent death case marked the 10th death attributed to the Takata defect and the first in a non-Honda vehicle.
Safety regulator said Takata recall may expand from 19 million vehicles to about 24 million vehicles because of new discoveries, including the Ranger incident.
Ford said that Ranger owners can check to see if their vehicle is affected by the recall by entering their vehicle identification number (VIN) in the safety recalls page accessible on the bottom of Ford.com.
SOURCE: guardian news