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  • Takata air bags

    I highly recommend everyone check the VIN of their vehicles on the NHTSA web site for those Takata air bags, to make sure you aren't driving a car with those potentially deadly 'safety items.'

    Even if you are driving a non-Japanese car, you may still have them on your car/truck. Even if you've checked them before, check them again because this recall keeps expanding.

    http://www.safercar.gov/CheckForRecalls
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  • #2
    my Ranger has a recall for both bags. I asked about getting it done & was told the parts needed to be ordered. I am not happy as that was months ago.
    I will ask at the other dealer where we bought her car to see what they can do.
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    • #3
      blue34 what year is your Ranger?. I checked on my 00 Ranger, my wife's 99 Explorer Sport, & our 08 Escape, non of them have the recall.
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      • #4
        mine is a 04. I have the recall notices from Ford & I checked with the dealer again when the cat was going bad. both bags need replaced
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        • #5
          Quite some time ago, I think it was last year, I got the RH side air bags recalled in my '06 Ranger. A few weeks ago, there is another recall. I called the dealer near my work re: air bags. They put me on a list and call me back asking to make an appointment. The next week I take in and they replace them on both sides. No biggie.

          Last week, I call in on the wife's '10 Fusion. They called yesterday and ask her to bring it in today. When she asked how long will the work take, they tell her: "It will likely be 3 to 4 MONTHS!!!" Then promptly hand her authorization papers to go next door to pick up a loaner (rental car, 2017 4-door Mitsubishi Mirage) at the Enterprise joint......... WTH!!! If I wanted my wife to be driving around in one of those dinky death-traps, that's what we would have bought her.

          Anyone here with an opinion?

          Ryan
          Last edited by Ryan Wilke; 06-13-2018, 09:27 PM.
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          • #6
            Ryan, I am not a happy camper. I checked again (6-4-18, notice it is 2 years ago the parts were ordered) with the dealer that ordered the air bags for my Ranger. they could NOT find the paper work for my claim
            parts are re-ordered but I was told it will be a while before it gets done. I asked what "a while" means time wise
            and they could not give me a date!!!!

            as for your situation, I would be very unhappy !!!!!!
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            • #7
              My 05 Mustang has the recall. Don’t drive it enough to remember to call the dealer but get a notice in the mail a few times a year.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by blue34 View Post
                mine is a 04. I have the recall notices from Ford & I checked with the dealer again when the cat was going bad. both bags need replaced
                Blue, as a Ford Tech who does these recalls EVERY F-ING DAY, BOTH airbag inflators for your Ranger have been widely available for at least 3 months or more.
                Not sure who or where you’re getting the bad info from, but the parts ARE available and at the very least, if the parts aren’t in stock, they will order them by your VIN and should be in stock within 1-3 days.
                If you’re getting any info to the contrary, you need to call the 1800 number listed in your recall notice and file a complaint, and/or go to another dealership.
                ANY Ford dealership that is putting you off or telling you ANYTHING to the contrary needs to be reported because this airbag business is serious shyt and should not be put off. The longer these inflators are left in the vehicle, the more dangerous (and deadly) they become.
                BTW, the ACTUAL recall takes about less than 30 mins to complete on BOTH Airbags. Granted, Ford asks you allow your dealership 1/2 day to complete the recall, but again, I do these every day, and we take care of these recalls as WAITERS every day. There is absolutely no reason why your dealership should be dragging their ass on this.
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                • #9
                  Say Craig,
                  Do you know if the inflators are available for the 2010 Fusions as well?
                  If so, do you have any idea why would my local dealer take and hold our Fusion for 3-4 MONTHS and give us a loaner car??

                  I REALLY don't like the idea of my wife being 'strapped into that death-trap' until October.........

                  Ryan
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                  • #10
                    I read a story a few weeks ago where one of the Jap car makers (believe it was Honda) was assigning vehicles to “recall specialists”, and going door to door of vehicle owners who have received several notices but had yet to take their vehicles in to have the recall done. They do the recall right there in the driveway.
                    Like Steve mentioned, if you haven’t had yours done yet, take it in and get it done!! Getting into a crash, and if the airbags deploy, risking the old expired inflator metal shards into YOUR face or whoever is sitting in the passenger seat (a spouse, a son or daughter, a grand child), just isn’t worth it.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ryan Wilke View Post
                      Say Craig,
                      Do you know if the inflators are available for the 2010 Fusions as well?
                      If so, do you have any idea why would my local dealer take and hold our Fusion for 3-4 MONTHS and give us a loaner car??

                      I REALLY don't like the idea of my wife being 'strapped into that death-trap' until October.........

                      Ryan
                      Ill have to check, Ford must have just released this one as I have neither seen/heard about this recall yet.

                      Regarding your other post, I’m a “probability” person. On one hand you have Ford and Takata saying the airbags are so dangerous that Ford is willing to give you a loaner car for the duration of however long it takes to get the new inflators in.
                      On the other hand, you don’t trust a smaller car in a crash.
                      Thats a personal decision, but I’d rather take my chances with the smaller car, one that is probably better equipped with more (and safer) airbags than your Fusion, than in a car where I could be maimed, or worse, by the metal fragments from the airbag inflator being exploded into my face following an airbag deployment.
                      Ford and all other manufacturers aren’t messing around with these things.

                      The problem with the inflators is, as the explosive material inside the inflators age, it becomes more unstable to the point that, when they explode, the force at which they were originally engineered to explode at, is now unknown.
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                      • #12
                        The other side of this coin is that if an owner has been properly notified and then chooses not to take all reasonable steps to have it taken care of, the liability of any ensuing injury is now on the car owner and NOT the manufacturer! If you've been notified, deal with it and get it fixed, post haste!

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                        • #13
                          as Craig suggested, today I called the number for Ford on the recall notice. 1st I was not pleased as the "operator" I talked with had a thick Indian accent
                          which made it difficult to understand what she was saying. ............I gave the recall notice number & the VIN for my truck to confirm the
                          recall. I explained I was tired of waiting for this to be corrected as the original recall occurred in 2016 & I received the updated recall this past
                          January. I told them exactly what the dealer service advisor told me, "parts are ordered". I want to know when the parts will be available as this
                          is for my & my families safety. I was put on hold & they contacted the dealer. when they got back to me I was told......................
                          "the parts are ordered"...........I asked what is the problem that the parts are not here & got the parts ordered speech again.

                          I told the operator that I was very unhappy & if there is an accident and I am injured due to the air bags, that Ford & everyone else involved would
                          have more legal issues. I have no choice but to wait & see what happens.... but this is unacceptable in my mind
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blue34 View Post
                            as Craig suggested, today I called the number for Ford on the recall notice. 1st I was not pleased as the "operator" I talked with had a thick Indian accent
                            which made it difficult to understand what she was saying. ............I gave the recall notice number & the VIN for my truck to confirm the
                            recall. I explained I was tired of waiting for this to be corrected as the original recall occurred in 2016 & I received the updated recall this past
                            January. I told them exactly what the dealer service advisor told me, "parts are ordered". I want to know when the parts will be available as this
                            is for my & my families safety. I was put on hold & they contacted the dealer. when they got back to me I was told......................
                            "the parts are ordered"...........I asked what is the problem that the parts are not here & got the parts ordered speech again.

                            I told the operator that I was very unhappy & if there is an accident and I am injured due to the air bags, that Ford & everyone else involved would
                            have more legal issues. I have no choice but to wait & see what happens.... but this is unacceptable in my mind
                            Damn, I do not understand the issue you’re having. I’m going to snoop around tomorrow to see exactly what the parts availability is for the Rangers and then ask our concierge what OUR and Fords loaner policy is for when parts aren’t in stock. Doubt I can do anything other than she’d some light on the situation.
                            Dont quote me, but as Ryan stated above, his dealer is offering him a loaner until the parts arrive for his Fusion. I don’t work on “that side” of the wall, but I’ll see if the dope they’re shoveling is correct or what’s going on.
                            The inflators on your truck are 14-15 years old, depending on the build date. If it was MY truck, I wouldn’t be driving it...... or at the very least, driving VERY defensively.
                            After reading that story today about the guy in SC who hit a cow in the road.....and was killed by the airbag shrapnel, it got me thinking. These things are like playing Russian roulette.

                            I also drive a 2004 Ranger as my daily driver, and did my recall back in Feb. I don’t even remember how long it took for my parts to come in (because I work there and all that shyt runs together). I do know the parts were there in a few days and sat on the shelf for a week or two until I got off my butt and pulled my own truck in to do the recall.
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                            • #15
                              Blue,
                              I feel your frustration...... I wish I had some magic wand I could lend you to make it come together.
                              Have you considered checking out another Ford dealer?



                              Originally posted by submariner mustanger View Post
                              Ill have to check, Ford must have just released this one as I have neither seen/heard about this recall yet.
                              Say Craig,
                              Were you able to take the time to ask about the timeline regarding the airbag recall for my 2010 Fusion?

                              Although I am not happy with the idea of having to be crammed into the pint-size Mitsubishi Mirage - I would be even less happy if my wife was involved in an incident with the Fusion and was injured due to the air bags.

                              How about this - what will they do with my Fusion for the next 3-4 months? I suspect it may be parked in an open lot in the back of the property to, at the least, bake in the Sun and let the dash split, let mice move in (with our previous car, a Taurus, it sat for three weeks and mice moved in and built a nest on top of the fuel tank and chewed the wires at the pump), let the battery go to crap due to not being charged for a couple months (or would they be sharp enough to disconnect it), or at the worst, be vandalized and MY insurance would need to deal with the damage/theft which occurred at their site?

                              Maybe I'm simply tripping out, if so, someone tell me so,,,,,but I have seen and heard of such things happening...so there I go, thinking about my piss-poor luck.....

                              Ryan

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