Ford GT and Mustang

Ford GT and Mustang

26th July 2018 0 By carsfirst

As part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign Mustang Motorsport and Crossover Car Conversions have issued a recall for the 2005-06 Ford GT and 2005-14 Ford Mustang. Like other notices relating to Takata Airbags, the inflator propellant could degrade overtime due to high temperatures and humidity.

If the condition occurs, the airbag inflator could rupture when deployed in an accident, shooting metal fragments into the cabin-posing a risk of injury, even death, to the vehicles occupants.

The Takata Airbag recall affects more than 100 million vehicles. Nearly 20 automotive brands around the world.  Among those are more than five million vehicles in Australia. It is equivalent of four years of nationwide sales.

One Australian motorist lost their life to a faulty Takata airbag in July 2017. One month after another Australian driver was seriously injured.  Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal.

The recall of vehicles affected by the faulty Takata airbags was made compulsory under law, with affected manufacturers required to replace all defective airbags by the end of 2020.  Some 1.1 million vehicles had been added by the ACCC to the compulsory recall.

Source : Car Advice

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