Ford recalls 1.2 million F-150 trucks for unintended air bag deployment defect
In an expansion of an earlier-this-year recall, Ford has recalled 1.2 million F 150 pickup trucks because front seat air bags could inflate without being in an accident. Earlier this year Ford said the recall was limited to the 2005 and 2006 model years that came out of just one now-closed factory. This recall expands to include the 2004 model year thru the 2006 model year trucks and includes ones built at other factories. Federal safety investigators say that this is now the largest known recall for "unintended" air bag deployment. In other words, the air bags in the front seat could explode open without any accident causing it to happen at all. And that could be a deadly defect because of the extreme-speed severe impact of the air bag hitting the occupant while they are sitting still in the vehicle. If you've got a Ford F-150 pickup truck, model year 2004 or 2005 or 2006, don't take a chance. Call your dealer and find out when you can get it checked out and fixed. Meanwhile you might want to park it rather than take a chance. And if your dealer won't take care of you, call us. Getting rid of lemon Ford trucks is what we do. Everyday for more than 25 years. And we make Ford pay our attorney fees too, so you won't have to.