Ford Motor Co. has finally agreed to Government’s demands to to expand the air bag inflator recall through the entire United States. The move, announced on the 18th December, Thursday, added Ford’s 447,000 vehicles to the list of those recalled due to defective driver’s inflators produced by Takata Corp., Japan.
The main law with inflators being that they can explode with too much force, spraying shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
After this crucial step taken by Ford Motor Corp., BMW and Chrysler, the only two automakers who have refused to agree to national air bag inflator recalls, are now under pressure. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration demanded five automakers to make recalls saying that the inflators are dangerous. Mazda and Honda have already taken up their recalls nationals.
The Ford’s national recall covers specific 2005 and 2008 GT sports cars and 2005 to 2008 Mustangs. The company also announced that it would the same cars in Mexico, Canada and a few other countries.
The company said that it knows of one accident and injury from the defect; a 2007 Mustang in North Carolina was harmed because of the defect and the dealers will replace the inflators at no cost to customers.
Earlier, the recalls were limited to high- humidity states majorly along the Gulf Coast.