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NHTSA: Fix Airbag System or Don’t Drive

May 10, 2018 0 Comments

For the past several years we’ve brought you updates related to the Takata airbag recall the latest of which, involves a request for consumers to stop driving certain vehicles.

According to multiple media reports, including Yahoo!, NHTSA is asking owners of 2006 Mazda B-Series pickups as well as Ford Rangers of the same year to park the vehicles until they can be repaired. Federal officials have warned consumers not to drive the trucks since January of 2018, however, a second report was issued on May 7th, due to what NHTSA called “low completion rates” of the necessary airbag fix.

In a press release, NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi King indicated, “NHTSA’s number one priority is making sure that everyone is safe on our roads. I cannot stress strongly enough the urgency of this recall – these airbags are dangerous…every vehicle must be accounted for now.”

The repairs for the Mazda and Ford trucks will, of course, happen at dealerships. Thus the question is, as you look back on the far-reaching Takara airbag recall, what impact have you felt at your store or group as consumers who perhaps wouldn’t normally visit your dealership stopped by for recall repairs?

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Dave Martinson is a broadcast journalist for DrivingSalesNews. He has a background as a TV News Reporter, Anchor and Producer. He has also worked in Digital Marketing and Human Resources. He received his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Brigham Young University – Idaho. He’s married and originally from the state of Washington. He’s a huge football fan and enjoys the outdoors.