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.
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.)