Ford issues mass vehicle recall in the US and Canada


Ford has ordered a safety recall for nearly 400,000 Ranger pickup trucks built in the US and Canada due to problems with Takata-made airbags.


Ford said that the faulty airbags are responsible for the death of one driver.

“A total of 391,394 vehicles are now affected by the expanded recall, including 361,692 in the United States and federalised territories and 29,334 in Canada,” the company said in a statement.

“Dealers will replace the driver side airbag inflator at no cost to the customer.”

In a separate statement, the company issued a safety recall for 83 2016 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America because of a potential issue with the trailer brake controller.

The recall affects 75 vehicles in the United States and eight in Canada.

Ford said that it is not aware of any accidents and injuries associated with this problem.

“Under certain conditions, a driver may lose trailer braking function at a stop, which could result in extended braking distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Vehicle braking is not affected,” the company said, adding that dealers will update the powertrain control module software at no cost to the customer.