Ford Recalls Approximately 391K Ranger Pickup Trucks After 10th Takata Air Bag Related Death

Legal-Bay, a Case Funding Firm, says other auto manufacturers have issued recalls due to the Takata Air Bag problems as well, affecting approximately 19MM vehicles by 12 different auto manufacturers.

Feb 02, 2016, 10:15 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

PATERSON, N.J., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that Ford has recalled almost 391,000 Ranger pickup trucks after the 10th Takata Air Bag death. The driver's side air bag inflators can cause injury or death, as incidents have shown that they explode with too much force. The Ford recall covers trucks from model years 2004-2006 in the United States and Canada. The recall came just several days after an announcement of the death of a South Carolina man in December, who died when his 2006 Ranger hit a cow and a fence, and he "was struck in the neck by metal shrapnel." That death was the 10th known fatality due to the inflators, with more than 100 people being injured by them. Other auto manufacturers have also issued recalls due to the Takata Air Bag issues, affecting approximately 19 million vehicles by 12 different auto manufacturers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released the full list of vehicles affected by the Takata Air Bag recalls; auto manufacturers included on that list are BMW, Honda, FCA (Chrysler), Mazda, Mitsubishi, Daimler Trucks North America, Daimler Vans USA LLC, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, General Motors (GM), and Ford. Some recalls are due to the recent December death, and the rest of the recalls are due to the air bags "failing in test labs," according to NBC News.

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Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against Takata Corporation as well as several car manufacturers over the "faulty air bags." According to an article in Reuters, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has ruled that the cases will be heard in a federal court in the Southern District of Florida under U.S. District Judge Frederico Moreno. If you, or a loved one, have been in any type of motor vehicle accident or incident that resulted in personal injury, please visit the company's website at for more information on how Legal-Bay can assist you during this difficult time.

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