Ford, Mazda Expand Takata Airbag Recall

Ford, Mazda Expand Takata Airbag Recall

Ford and Mazda are the latest automakers to expand their Takata airbag recalls.

Following in the footsteps of Honda and Chrysler, both Ford and Mazda are also widening their Takata airbag recall to cover additional states that also experience high humidity. For Ford, that means an additional 13,000 vehicles are now affected by the airbag recall, including certain 2004-2005 Ford Rangers and 2005-2006 Ford GTs. The total number of Ford vehicles that have been recalled is now approximately 98,000, covering Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.

SEE ALSO: Chrysler Expands Takata Airbag Recall

Mazda’s expansion now affects over 86,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. between 2003-2008, specifically the 2003-2007 Mazda6, 2006-2008 MazdaSpeed6, 2004-2008 RX-8, 2004-2005 MPV and 2004 B-Series truck. The Japanese automaker’s campaign now covers vehicles sold or registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Saipan, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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