Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut…Continue reading article "Takata Recalls"
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Where Airbags And Seat Belts Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- air bag light on in the 2005 Grand Marquis
- dashboard light and chime on in the 2006 Grand Marquis
- airbag light stays on in the 2002 Mountaineer
- airbags failed to deploy in offset head-on crash in the 2002 Sable
- airbag light flashing in the 1997 Tracer
- air bag light on in the 2010 Mariner
- side air bags deployed in park and causing injury in the 2001 Mountaineer
The Milan is part of another Takata recall expansion announced by Ford.
The whole situation is quite the mess because
across the industry 3.3 million vehicles are getting called back. There have been more confirmed casualties due to the inflators, and now there’s a stop-driving order for certain Ranger owners before it happens again.
The first Takata recall happened in May of 2013, crazy.keep reading article "Milan Named in Takata Recall Expansion"
Mercury's parent company has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to be exempted from the Takata recall.
Unlike the tens of millions of airbag inflators already recalled in millions of vehicles, the 2.7 million inflators have a drying agent (desiccant) called calcium sulfate used to protect the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate, from moisture.…keep reading article "Ford Doesn’t Want to Recall 2.7 Million Takata Inflators "
Ford Motor Company announced it will recall 816,000 vehicles with dangerous Takata airbags-and-seat-belts
, including the 2006-2008 Mercury Milan. Each vehicle needs new passenger-side frontal airbag inflators.…keep reading article "First Generation Milan Included in Growing Takata Recalls"
Ford is recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to replace Takata passenger-side frontal airbag inflators,
including the 2006-2011 Mercury Milan. This action in part of a massive new recall of 35-40 million vehicles from numerous automakers.keep reading article "Milan Part of Massive Takata Airbag Recall"