The recall covers passenger air bags in B-Series trucks made by Ford from the 2007 to 2009 model years.READ MORE: Santa Clara Officials Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Local Farm
The recall is part of a massive expansion of Takata recalls announced in May. Seventeen automakers are adding 35 million-to-40 million inflators to what already was the largest auto recall in U.S. history. The number of inflators recalled could hit 69 million.
Takata uses ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to fill air bags. But the chemical can deteriorate and burn too fast, blowing apart a metal canister and hurling shrapnel. At least 11 people have died worldwide.READ MORE: California Tax Revenues Soar as Rich Get Richer Despite Pandemic
Dealers will replace the inflators, but no timing was announced for repairs.
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