Ford Offering $1,000 For Every Ford Ranger Found Included In Takata Airbag Recall
Certain Ford Rangers have been on a do not drive list since being included in the Takata Airbag recall. And now, Ford is offering $1,000 to its network of U.S dealerships for every Ford Ranger found that’s included in the Takata airbag recall list. The hope is that this list urges drivers of affected vehicles to stop driving them immediately and contact their local dealership. This only includes 2006 Ford Rangers and the vehicles must be fully repaired per the recall guidelines in order for the dealership to receive the $1,000 reward.
Earlier this year, Ford put out a statement advising owners of certain additional North America 2006 Ford Ranger vehicles with Takata non-desiccated airbag inflators to stop driving their vehicles and contact their dealers immediately for repairs. The 33,428 vehicles, which were previously under a separate Takata airbag inflator recall, have been transferred due to an elevated risk to safety posed by airbag inflators that may have a higher risk of rupturing in the event of a crash than other recalled Takata inflators. Ford advised these owners of certain Ford Rangers to stop driving their vehicles so dealers can make repairs immediately.
Ford released numbers earlier this year that state approximately 36,000 2006 Rangers built at the now-defunct Twin Cities Assembly Plant between August and December 2005 may be equipped with faulty Takata airbags, which could suddenly release and injure vehicle occupants. Up to 9,000 vehicles with defective components are still potentially roaming the streets.