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Ford adds almost 400,000 Ranger pickup trucks to air bag recall

Ford Rangers from 2004 to 2006 have been added to growing list of vehicles recalled for faulty Takata air bags. (Photo: iStock)
Ford Rangers from 2004 to 2006 have been added to growing list of vehicles recalled for faulty Takata air bags. (Photo: iStock)

Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker Ford Motor Co. said it is expanding its safety recall on vehicles that have certain Takata air bag inflators after a death in December of man who was driving a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck was linked to the faulty air bag.

The Ford vehicles affected by this recall are all 2004-2006 Ford Rangers built in North America, the company said.

A total of 391,394 Ford Rangers are affected by the recall, including 361,692 in the United States and and 29,334 in Canada. Dealers will replace the driver-side air bag inflator at no cost to the customer.

The Takata air bag recall now spans 14 automotive companies and about 24 million vehicles.

To check if a vehicle is included in the recall, you can plug your vehicle identification number into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration VIN lookup website.

Related: Takata air-bag recall expanded as 10th death linked

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