Ford Recall: 140,000

April 15, 2011 by staff 

Ford RecallFord Recall, Ford Motor Co. (Quote: F) recalled nearly 1.2 million full-size pickups Friday due to a poorly placed wire in the steering wheel can cause the airbag to deploy unnecessarily.

The recall expands on an earlier recall Ford issued 140,000 pills in February and is motivated by pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency, the investigation of administrative officers discovered the withdrawal before the problem has resulted in cases of accidental deployment of air bags and injuries. Ford refused to extend the withdrawal, but ultimately agreed.

The company said in a letter to NHTSA that the expansion was issued?? Reassure Ford recalled the commitment of administrative officers for security and to eliminate any customer confusion. AU

The recall applies mainly to 2004-2006 F-150 pickups, but also includes some Lincoln Mark LT vehicles.

The trucks contain a wire out of place on the steering wheel can cause a short circuit in the air bag driver’s side, so it is implemented suddenly and cause injury or loss of vehicle control.

Ford initially argued that removing a large shunt was unnecessary because the light will light up the airbag into the dashboard and alert the driver that the service would be required before the air bag could deploy. To solve the problem, Ford will install a new cable with a mesh covering to prevent shorting.

Landowners affected by the recall will be notified of when they can take to repair trucks, which will be held for free. Repairs to vehicles involved in the expanded recall is expected to begin in early May.

Customers with questions can call Ford’s customer relationship center AOs 1-866-436-7332 or NHTSA, vehicles Administrative Officers Safety Hotline at -888-327-4236.

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