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Ford Expands Takata Recall in U.S. to Include 38,500 Vehicles

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/4/2014 Karla Sanchez

Ford is widening its Takata airbag recall in the U.S. after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested it do so. In addition, the Detroit-based automaker is recalling certain 2015 Ford Mustangs for a possible fuel line leak, while some Transit Connect vans are also being recalled for an issue with the doors.

Ford Expands Takata Recall in U.S. to Include 38,500 Vehicles

Approximately 13,000 Ford vehicles have been added to existing recall on the Takata airbags, bringing the tally up to approximately 38,500 vehicles in the U.S. This specific recall includes certain 2004-2005 Ford Rangers and 2005-2006 Ford GTs originally sold or ever registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It also includes places that experience extremely humid conditions such as Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Guam, Saipan, and American Samoa. With this expansion, the total number of Fords recalled for all Takata-related issues is now approximately 98,000. 2005 Ford Ranger Front View© Provided by MotorTrend 2005 Ford Ranger Front View

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The automaker is also recalling 728 examples of the 2015 Ford Mustang in North America. Ford claims that affected vehicles could be equipped with a fuel pressure sensor that may have been installed incorrectly. This could lead to a potential fuel line leak, which greatly increases the risk of a fire with the presence of an ignition source. Ford isn’t aware of any fires, accidents, or injuries related to the recall, which includes 2015 Mustangs with the 2.3-liter engine built at the Flat Rock plant between September 25, 2014 and October 9, 2015. There are 712 affected vehicles in the U.S. and federalized territories and 16 others in Canada.

That's not all. Approximately 19,825 Transit Connect vans from the 2014 model year have been recalled because of an issue with the sliding doors. The adhesion of an exterior plastic panel on the doors could result in noise, a water leak, a loose panel or separation of the panel from the van while driving. Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Transit Connect cargo two- and one-panel vans built at the Valencia Assembly plant between August 9, 2013 and September 20, 2014. 2014 Ford Transit Connect Cargo© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ford Transit Connect Cargo

Source: Ford

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