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 |  Apr 07 2011, 7:43 AM


The agency in charge of vehicle safety is continuing to push for a more wide-spread recall of the Ford F-150 pickup truck, a sign that Ford has failed to appease the government body with its first recall notice.

Back in February Ford announced a recall for 144,000 F-150 models from 2005-2006, although the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration had investigated trucks from the 2004-2006 model years, covering 1.3 million vehicles.

“We would like to see something larger,” said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland to reporters in Washington. While he declined to comment on if NHTSA is looking for a full 1.3 million vehicle recall, it’s believed that is exactly what the agency is aiming for.

The recall surrounds the airbags in F-150 trucks which can accidentally deploy.

[Source: Bloomberg]