2004 Ranger, Ford GT and Mustang Airbag Recall
58,669 Ford Rangers, GTs and Mustangs have been recalled due to an emergency airbag recall according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 7.8 million vehicles have been affected by this latest round of recalls and the deadly defect numbers seem to be growing.
The NHTSA says to act immediately on any recall notices to replace the defective Takata airbags for your Ford. BMW, Chrysler, GM, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota have also had thousands of cars and trucks recalled due to this dangerous development but Honda seems to be the worst company affected with over five million vehicles being recalled so far.
At this time the 2004 Ranger, 2005-2006 Ford GT and the 2005-2007 Mustangs have been affected and the problem seems to be worse if you live in hot and humid parts of the U.S. like Florida, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
“Responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into Takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures,” said NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman.
“However, we’re leaving no stone unturned in our aggressive pursuit to track down the full geographic scope of this issue,” said Friedman.
You can check to see if your Ford Ranger, GT or Mustang is affected by this Takata recall or any others by entering your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA site here.
Owners that have been contacted by Ford should call their dealer’s service department and make the repairs as soon as possible.
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