Tesla Issues Takata-Related Recall For 2012-13 Model S

Tesla Issues Takata-Related Recall For 2012-13 Model S

"We take this matter very seriously and are advising owners of these specific 2006 Ford Rangers to stop driving their vehicles so dealers can make repairs immediately", Ford said in a statement.

The death occurred July 1 in West Virginia, and Ford said it found out about it in December. After inspecting the vehicle five days later, Ford confirmed that the airbag inflator ruptured, killing the driver. Ford announced that it will send mobile fix teams to owners' homes, tow vehicles to a local dealership for fix, and provide loaner vehicles - all free of charge. At least 21 deaths worldwide are linked to the Takata inflators that can rupture and send deadly metal fragments into the driver's body.

If you own a 2006 Ford Ranger, call the auto company for a free replacement.

Most of the vehicles were sold in the United States, with 190 others sold in Canada. The problem brought a criminal conviction and fine against Takata and forced the Japanese company into bankruptcy protection.

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NHTSA has said the Takata recalls are unprecedented in size and complexity and have resulted in groundbreaking lessons that will help automakers reach their fix goals.

The recalls, which are being managed by NHTSA, are being phased in over the next three years. After some investigation, the company determined that the truck's inflator was made on the same day as one that exploded and killed a SC man driving a Ranger in 2016.

In November, NHTSA rejected a petition from Ford to delay recalling 3 million vehicles with potentially defective airbag inflators to conduct additional testing. Of those 391,000 2004-2006 Ranger vehicles, the new recall announced on Thursday affects 2,900 vehicles.

In June 2016, NHTSA warned airbag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled 2001-2003 model year Honda vehicles showed a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving them until getting them fixed.

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