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Ford Recalling 150,000 F-150 Pickups

Airbags could deploy without warnings.

by on Feb.23, 2011

A potential airbag problem leads Ford to recall 2005-2006 F-150s.

Responding to concerns that their airbags could deploy without warnings, Ford has announced it will recall 150,000 F-150 full-size pickups.

The announcement comes as government investigators raised concerns about the potential problem – but the recall is significantly smaller than the 1.3 million vehicles that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had previously suggested.

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The airbag recall follows three weeks after Ford recalled 365,000 F-150 pickups due to a problem with potentially defective interior door handles that could result in a door opening during a crash.

The door handle problem involved trucks from the 2009 and 2010 model-years, while the latest recall impacts F-150 pickups built during the 2005 and 2006 model-years.  (The NHTSA had also wanted Ford to include trucks built during 2004.)