Airbags Troubled, Ford Withdraw 2,900 Ranger Units

By : Ahmad Fadli And Aldi Firhand. A | Sunday, January 14 2018 - 22:30 IWST

Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - American automaker Ford announced a recall of 2,900 pickups following a second deadly incident involving an explosion from Takata's airbag.

The recall refers to the 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck model sold in North America.

"We take this issue very seriously and appeal to the owners of this 2006 Ford Ranger truck to stop driving their vehicles so that dealers can fix it immediately," Ford said in a statement released by AFP on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Ford decided to recall vehicles over two incidents involving several cars produced on the same day.

The most recent incident occurred in July 2017 which Ford later reported on December 22. Subsequent checks indicated that the vehicle air bag inflator broke and killed the driver.

The first incident occurred in January 2016, also killed one person. "Ford mourned this tragic death and expressed deep condolences to the driver's family," the company said.

Most of the vehicles that were withdrawn were sold in the United States, and another 190 were sold in Canada

News Comment

Today's Industry

Salat Island is become a conservation area for Orangutan by the management of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS). (Foto: Public Relations of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk)

Sabtu, 24 Juli 2021 - 12:15 WIB

Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Preparing RSPO Virtual Tour for August 2021

PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS), a public firm of palm oil firm listed in the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), plans to hold a RSPO Virtual Tour on August 2021. It is a measure to support…

Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas delivers a statement in a press conference on Thursday (22/07). Photo by: YouTube channel of Presidential Secretariat.

Jumat, 23 Juli 2021 - 19:29 WIB

Indonesia Receives 8 Million More Doses of Sinovac Vaccine

Indonesia received eight million more doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in the form of bulk vaccine on Thursday (22/07).

The Opening of Technical Education and Training for Interpreting batch three held online, Thursday (22/07). (Source: Screenshot from Zoom Application)

Jumat, 23 Juli 2021 - 17:22 WIB

Cabinet Secretariat Holds Online Interpreting Training

Cabinet Secretariat, Thursday (22/07), opened the third batch of Technical Education and Training for Interpreting held virtually.

Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah. (Photo by: BPMI Documentation)

Jumat, 23 Juli 2021 - 16:01 WIB

Gov’t to Roll Out Wage Subsidy for Workers, Laborers This Year

In a bid to prevent layoffs due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to continue disbursing wage subsidy for workers/laborers this year.

Ministerial Instruction Number 22 of 2021 on Level 4 Community Activity Restrictions in the islands of Java and Bali

Jumat, 23 Juli 2021 - 15:12 WIB

Home Minister Issues Instruction on Level 4 Community Activity Restrictions in Java, Bali

Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian on 20 July 2021 signed Ministerial Instruction Number 22 of 2021 on Level 4 Community Activity Restrictions in the islands of Java and Bali.