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Old 02-02-2016, 10:30 PM
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04-06 Ranger airbag inflator recall - updated information

From the story, the upshot, "Ford has just announced that they’re recalling every 2004 to 2006 Ford Ranger in the United States and Canada".

Evidently, this is an update to the previous recall on 04 models (unsure of other years) where only the passenger airbag inflator was to be replaced and surely is in response to a fatal accident last December where a driver in an 06 was involved in a very survivable collision with a cow, was subsequently hit by shrapnel from the inflator in his neck which severed an artery.

The story: http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/every-...r-d-1755288760
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:27 AM
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Wow! Didn't hear about that.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:28 AM
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Wonder how many people will want to get rid of the airbag altogether.
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Wow 14 million cars ..... haven't heard a thing here and most of our cars are Japanese in origin including used imports.
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Wonder how many people will want to get rid of the airbag altogether.
Having an IED about 2' in front of your face is exciting and does pose a question or two, doesn't it?

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a) IF what the public has been told about the airbag inflators is true, and this applies to all recalled ones, then the catalyst for problems is the vehicle being used and kept in a high humidity environment. FWIW, the guy who died in December lived in SC.

b) Wouldn't take more than 60 seconds of ones time to pull the pulg under the drivers seat, thus deactivating the pretensioners and the rest of the SRS system.

c) concerning a) above, I won't be too surprised to see this recall expand to cover more vehicles and IMO it would be happening right now......if it were only possible to produce replacement parts fast enough. And shame on those Japs for letting this happen, especially since they are so overly arrogant and believe they are beyond perfect. Time for some Takata (a Jap based company) execs to wear a few ribbons of shame.

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Here's a good use for all those defective air bags

http://m.worldstarhiphop.com/android...272Q4kWSsgdj5s
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^^^ Should move the airbag forward about 6" and fill it with nails and broken glass. Or just use recalled Takata airbags.
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