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Exploding airbag in Ford Mustang prompts investigation, recall expansion

Ford Motor Co. is cooperating with U.S. auto safety regulators investigating a report that the driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang was injured in North Carolina last August by metal shrapnel from a Takata airbag that exploded with excessive force. “The air bag deployed with abrupt force and a metal fragment dislodged, causing injury to the driver’s leg, which required medical attention,” the complaint, filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Oct. 30, said. The airbag deployed when the Mustang, traveling about 35 mph “crashed into the rear end of another vehicle.” The Mustang at the center of ... Read More

Recalled Takata airbag inflator suspected in injury to Ford Mustang driver

Takata airbag concerns continue to take the auto industry by storm after Ford confirmed Sunday evening that it is working with U.S. safety officials to learn more about an accident involving a driver injured by a metal fragment in the 2007 Ford Mustang’s air bag. The airbag controversy began when millions of cars from nine different auto manufacturers were recalled in June due to defective airbag inflators produced by the Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The recalls were due to reports that the airbags may burst, causing numerous metal fragments to blast into the vehicle cabin. Authorities believe areas experiencing higher humidity levels, ... Read More