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Did Ford Expand the Takata Airbag Recall?

January 15, 2015
Colson Hicks Eidson

Ford is one of 10 automakers involved in a regional recall concerning Takata Corp. airbags. The recall involves over 20 million vehicles worldwide, covering areas where the airbags could be rendered faulty due to extended exposure to high humidity, including:

  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Puerto Rico
  • Louisiana
  • American Samoa
  • Saipan
  • Mississippi
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Virgin Islands

The Takata airbags are being recalled because in humid areas, the driver-side airbags’ inflators can rupture and explode, spraying metal shards at the driver. So far, the airbags have been linked to five deaths.

Ford recently announced that it is expanding on its initial recall of vehicles containing Takata airbags, recalling an additional 447,310 to bring its total to 502,489. Ford’s recall includes 2005-08 Ford Mustangs built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant and 2005-06 Ford GT’s built at its Wixom Assembly Plant.

Who Can Help Me If I Was in an Accident Involving a Defective Auto Part?

For more information about defective auto parts and how a product liability attorney can help you if you have been injured, watch the video below or give us a call today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced injury lawyer.

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Source: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article4333028.html