Tags: ford | air bag | recall | ranger

Ford Air Bag Recall: Exploding Inflator Kills Driver of Ranger

Image: Ford Air Bag Recall: Exploding Inflator Kills Driver of Ranger
 

By    |   Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 10:00 AM

Reports of exploding air bag inflators with enough force to cause injuries or death  caused Ford to recall nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups.

The recall comes just days after the government announced that a South Carolina man was killed when an inflator exploded in December, reported The Associated Press.

Joel Knight of Kershaw died when he was struck in the neck by metal shrapnel after his 2006 Ranger hit a cow in the road and struck a fence.

The recall covers trucks from 2004 through 2006 in the U.S. and Canada.

The government said automakers will recall another 5 million vehicles equipped with faulty inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. Some of the recalls are because of the crash that killed Knight, with the rest due to air bags failing in lab tests.

Related Stories:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Reports of exploding air bag inflators with enough force to cause injuries or death caused Ford to recall nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups.
ford, air bag, recall, ranger
135
2016-00-27
Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 10:00 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved