Ford and Mazda Recall Trucks for Second Takata Airbag Replacement
Ford and Mazda are issuing a second recall for pickup trucks due to defective Takata airbags. The recall includes more than 380,000 older model small pickup trucks.
Trucks included in the recall are certain 2004-2006 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series trucks. The vehicles were recalled by Ford and Mazda in 2015 and 2016, but the airbag replacement was only a temporary fix. This recall will replace driver and passenger airbag inflators with new ones that do not use ammonium nitrate.
Why Do Takata Airbags Explode?
Ammonium nitrate is the chemical used in Takata airbag inflators to create a small explosion to inflate the airbag. It can deteriorate over time, which can cause it to blow apart a metal canister and shoot shrapnel. The defect has killed at least 20 people worldwide.
“The first recall of these vehicles only replaced the older airbag inflators with newer ones, but they still contain the dangerous chemical. Owners should make sure they have their vehicles repaired with this second recall,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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