NHTSA Warns Drivers to Stop Driving 2006 Model Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series Trucks
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging drivers of 2006 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series pickup trucks to stop driving their vehicles right away, unless the airbags have been replaced.
Most vehicles with affected by the Takata airbag recall can still be driven until the airbags are replaced. This is not the case for these pickup trucks, however. Two people have killed by exploding Takata airbags in 2006 Rangers, and the vehicles are now on a “do not drive” list, along with Mazda B-Series trucks.
There are about 33,200 of these pickup trucks in the U.S., and only about half of them have been repaired to date. Ford and Mazda are offering to tow vehicles to repair sites for free, and repairs will be performed at no charge to the vehicle owners.
“Owners of these vehicles must take this recall seriously. Continuing to drive these vehicles without having repairs done is not worth risking your life,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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