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From Products Liability Law Daily, December 22, 2014

Ford expands Takata air bag recall

By Joe Bichl

Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 462,911model year 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles stating the driver side air bag may rupture. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of an accident necessitating deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 14V802, December 22, 2014).

Remedy. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Ford's number for this recall is 14B09. This recall supersedes, in part, safety recall 14V-343 as to the front driver air bag inflators in 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles only. The driver's air bag inflators in 2004-2005 Ford Rangers originally sold, or ever registered in, certain hot and humid locations will continue to be addressed by that recall.

Contact information. For more information, owners are encouraged to contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. In addition, owners may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Form Motor Company

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