Ford Urges Drivers of 2006 Rangers to Make a Fix

Automaker is recalling 2.9K vehicles over potentially lethal airbag defect
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2018 9:34 AM CST
If You're Driving a 2006 Ford Ranger, Stop
In this 2006 file photo, new Ford Rangers are parked in a lot at the Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minn.   (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter, file)

The latest Takata airbag fallout takes the form of Ford issuing a recall on 2006 Rangers, and if you own one, Ford wants you to stop driving it immediately. The recall affects some 2,900 pickups in North America, reports the CBC, and comes in the wake of two fatal accidents involving airbag inflators built on the same day. The inflators can burst, sending shrapnel into drivers' bodies. "Ford is saddened by these tragic losses and offers its sincere condolences to the drivers' families," the automaker said in a statement, urging owners to bring their vehicles in "so dealers can make repairs immediately." The Rangers in the recall were all manufactured at the Twin Cities plant in Minnesota. Ford's recall website is here. (More Ford Ranger stories.)

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