Ford Motor Co. will appeal to prevent the U.S. recall of almost 2.5 Million cars with Takata air-bag inflators. These are the same inflators that the Japanese auto major announced as defective last week. This data was provided by the automaker and the U.S. regulators last week to the media in an interview.
Independently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claimed that Nissan Motor decided to recall 515,394 Versa cars manufactured in 2007–2011. The company took the decision after Takata announced that 2.7 Million cars have likely faulty inflators.
John Cangany, the Ford spokesperson, said that the company will file an appeal asking to carry on analyzing and testing inflators. The NHTSA said that the appeal will look for an exception from the recall. This is owing to the fact that the company thinks the problem is insignificant.
Ford said that the problems wrap 2.5 Million cars, comprising the 2006–2012 Lincoln MKZ and Fusion, 2007–2011 Ranger, 2007–2010 Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge, and 2006–2011 Mercury Milan. Ford formerly claimed that it enclosed almost 2.2 Million cars. The NHTSA, last week, claimed that new testing encouraged Takata to announce defective inflators in Nissan, Ford, and Mazda Motor Corp. cars in some air bags at the driver’s side built from 2012–2015.
The NHTSA last week claimed in a statement to the media that testing information reveals that the propellant present in this inflator is faulty and on the verge towards possible cracks in the coming time. There are no stated cracks in testing or in the real-world. Air bag inflators from Takata are already connected to more than 180 injuries and 17 deaths globally, and the recalls will ultimately wrap almost 125 Million inflators.
Nissan last week claimed in a statement to the media that it will recall 627,000 Versa 2007–2012 model year cars, comprising 515,000 in the U.S. Nissan claimed to the media that testing 895 inflators revealed no cracks, while one showed a high internal pressure. Takata claimed to the media that the inflators likely might crack after few years of contact to high humidity.