It was suspected that the Takata Airbags was behind the death of a Ford Ranger driver last year and now Ford has stepped out to officially confirm that the airbag inflator was the cause of death.
This has lead Ford to announce a recall to get those defective airbags replaced. A total of 2900 units will be affected by the recall. Ford urges the 2900 unit owners to stop driving their vehicle immediately and has offered to pay to tow the car to the dealership or send a mobile team to the owner’s house to get the issue fix.
The affected vehicles were already recalled once when Ford issues a recall to bring back 391,000 of their Ford Ranger back in 2016.
Ford is not the only automaker that has been affected by the faulty Takata airbags. Honda has already issued more than a few recalls to get the airbags replaced and Mazda has now announced that they will be conducting a similar recall and has asked for some of their 2066 Mazda B-Series trucks drivers to stop driving the vehicle but they work out the recall plan.