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H Ford, η Chrysler και η Mazda επεκτείνουν τη λίστα των αυτοκινήτων τους που εξοπλίζονται με τους προβληματικούς αερόσακους της Takata.

Το Chrysler Group, όπως ανακοίνωσε, ανακαλεί επιπλέον 149.150 ΜΥ2003 Ram 1500, 2500 και 3500, η Ford 38.500 2004-2005 Ranger και 2005-2006 Ford GT, με τη Mazda να ανακαλεί με τη σειρά της 86.773 αυτοκίνητά της.

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Statement: Air-Bag Inflators

December 3, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group is voluntarily replacing front passenger-side air-bag inflators in an estimated 149,150 older-model pickup trucks in seven U.S. states and five territories to address concerns about improper air-bag deployment.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries or accidents involving these inflators in the affected vehicles. Nor has Chrysler Group observed failures in laboratory testing of its air-bag modules.

However, these inflators have been linked to two failures in vehicles produced by other auto makers. In these incidents, which occurred in Puerto Rico and southern Florida, air-bag deployment was accompanied by component ruptures.

The pickups are among nine vehicle lines subject to an earlier regional field action to replace inflators in certain cars and trucks purchased or registered in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – areas where persistent, high absolute humidity and high temperatures may adversely affect component performance.

Chrysler continues to study this issue with great urgency. At this time, data analysis indicates the front passenger-side inflators in the affected pickups represent the only additional risk outside the above-mentioned areas. The inflators are of a type that is not used in any of the other vehicles affected by Chrysler Group’s regional field action.

This new action undertaken by the Company covers model-year 2003 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups sold or ever registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the Virgin Islands.

Chrysler Group plans to notify affected customers beginning Jan. 19, 2015. Letters will advise when they may schedule service, which will be provided at no charge.

Customers who have questions in the interim may call 1-800-853-1403.

FORD EXPANDS REGIONAL TAKATA AIRBAG INFLATOR SAFETY RECALL

At the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford is expanding its regional recall on Takata passenger-side airbag inflators. This recall includes approximately 38,500 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, an additional 13,000 vehicles approximately. This brings the total number of Ford vehicles being recalled for all issues related to Takata airbag inflators to approximately 98,000.

This expanded recall includes certain 2004-2005 Ford Rangers and 2005-2006 Ford GTs originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It adds certain zip codes with high absolute humidity conditions in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa, per NHTSA’s request.

Affected vehicles include certain 2004-2005 Ford Ranger vehicles built at Edison Assembly Plant, Aug. 12, 2003 to March 1, 2004; certain 2004-2005 Ford Ranger vehicles built at Twin Cities Assembly Plant, May 21, 2003 to May 4, 2005; and certain 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles built at Wixom Assembly Plant, Feb. 11, 2005 to Jan. 30, 2006.

Dealers will replace the airbag inflator at no cost to the customer.

MAZDA STATEMENT ON TAKATA AIRBAG SAFETY RECALL

Dec 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (December 4, 2014) – Mazda today announced the following steps in the Takata recall:

Mazda has decided to expand the area of the high-temperature, high-humidity region recall to include the Gulf Coast states.

The following states and territories comprise the High Absolute Humidity Region – Florida; Puerto Rico; Hawaii; Saipan; Guam; American Samoa; US Virgin Islands; Georgia; Alabama; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas.

As of December 4th, the estimated vehicles in all Mazda-Takata campaigns is 86,773. (Pending Polk Data confirmation).

We have discussed with Takata to move forward the supply timing for replacement airbags. For our customers, we continue to encourage customers to respond to our recall by making phone calls and re-sending notification letters.

With safety as our first priority, we are cooperating with Takata to work toward finding a solution to this problem as early as possible.

Toyota has proposed an independent, industry-wide joint testing initiative and Mazda has agreed to join the initiative.

This situation is fluid, and updates will be provided regularly.

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