Ford Ranger Recall Expanded Due to Faulty Airbag Inflators

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If you own a 2006 Ford Ranger, stop what you’re doing and check its recall status!

Just a month ago, Ford issued a recall for 2,900 model-year 2006 Ford Ranger pickups after they were found to have faulty Takata airbag inflators. And now the Blue Oval has expanded that recall to include an additional 33,000 pickups, covering a broader time frame of production. This expanded warning comes as a result of additional testing conducted by Ford. In addition, Mazda has expanded their warning to include roughly 1,800 B-Series pickups produced in the same time frame.

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Faulty airbag inflators produced by Takata Corporation have prompted the largest automotive recall in history, as they were installed in 125 million vehicles built by 19 different manufacturers. To date, manufacturers have struggled to obtain replacement parts and track down all affected vehicles. Honda, the most impacted manufacturer, even has its own team of people scouring neighborhoods looking for unrepaired vehicles.

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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