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The news just keep getting worse for any cars or trucks that have a Takata airbag.
In a striking announcement, Ford has expanded its “do not drive” order to 33,000 additional, 2006 Ford Rangers.
CNET, and other media companies, reported the news.
Ford had earlier recalled nearly 3,000 Ford Ranger pickup trucks.
Ford Motor Co. earlier confirmed that another death has been linked to a faulty airbag inflator from a Takata airbag, making it the second such death in an older pickup, according to autoblog.com.
In late December, Ford said it was able to confirm that a July 2017 crash death in West Virginia was indeed caused by a faulty Takata inflator in a 2006 Ford Ranger.
The number of deaths linked to defective Takatra inflators now totals at least 21 worldwide. Two of the tragedies occurred in vehicles manufactured by Ford while the other 19 happened in vehicles made by Honda, the majority of which were in the U.S.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration strongly urges the owners to adhere to Ford’s warning on the faulty devices. In June, Takata indicated that by 2019 the recall is estimated to total more than 125 million vehicles worldwide.