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Cars Ford halts Puma deliveries due to airbag spring recall

18:25  14 february  2020
18:25  14 february  2020 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Sales halt for Puma crossover confirmed by Ford due to airbag retention spring issue, examples with customers to be recalled "immediately". Ford UK has confirmed that the new Puma will be recalled , and deliveries have been halted , due to a potential airbag component problem.

Ford is recalling about 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators can explode Some of the recalls are because of the crash that killed Knight, with the rest due to airbags failing in lab tests . The Rangers also were recalled last year to replace the passenger airbag inflators.

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Ford UK has confirmed that the new Puma will be recalled, and deliveries have been halted, due to a potential airbag component problem.

The Nissan Juke rival only went on sale late last year, with some customers ordering the initially prioritised First Edition models taking delivery last month.

However, Autocar obtained confirmation and a statement from Ford after a reader claimed his delivery had been postponed with no firm date given due to an airbag fault.

Ford's statement reads: "A number of Puma vehicles have been built with driver’s airbag retention springs that may be outside of Ford Motor Company manufacturing specification.

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Tens of millions of airbags are dangerously defective. Sixteen people have died in the U.S. alone and hundreds have been severely injured. In response, vehicle manufacturers are conducting the largest safety recall in U.S. history. Authorized dealerships are repairing defective airbags for FREE.

Ford is issuing an urgent recall on all vehicles fitted with affected frontal driver and passenger takata airbag inflators. Affected airbags are faulty and could kill or seriously injure you or other people in the vehicle. It's critical that you check whether your Ford vehicle has been affected, by checking your

"Under certain conditions it is possible that the airbag is not retained in the steering wheel after it has been deployed.The performance of the airbag in case of an accident with airbag deployment will still meet regulatory requirements and provides sufficient protection for the driver.

"Ford has issued a sales hold of all affected vehicles in dealer stock on Feb 7th and will immediately exchange the airbag retention spring. A safety recall of all affected vehicles with customers will follow immediately."

It's to yet clear how many examples of the Puma have been delivered to customers - Autocar has requested the numbers from Ford UK.

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Ford recalls new Puma due to airbag fault .
The new Ford Puma is being recalled due to a problem with its airbag system. A faulty retainer spring could allow the airbag to detach when activated. The post Ford recalls new Puma due to airbag fault appeared first on Motoring Research.

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