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Old 02-24-2016
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I am: Tim Walsh
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Air Bags

Just saw a piece on the national news tonight, where a guy was killed in
his Ranger when the airbag deployed.
It had the Takata airbags. I never received a airbag recall for my 02 or 10.
Was wondering if anyone has gotten a recall?
I am very sorry for the families loss for these bad airbags.
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Old 02-25-2016
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Yes, it is sad to have any loss of life, and for this type of thing it is especially sad.

Current testing has found long periods of heat plus high humidity(years) is needed for this malfunction to occur.
So current Ranger recalls are only in Southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, US Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and Saipan.

I doubt you will ever get a recall in PA.
If someone has lived in these above recall areas and has moved, with their Ranger, to less humid area they probably wouldn't have a problem but would in most cases get the recall notice, via the VIN/registration, based on where is was sold.
And conversely, if you bought a Ranger in a norther state but moved, with the Ranger, to one of the recall areas you may or may not get the recall notice, I would check, you probably would but better safe than sorry, or in this case DEAD.

The airbag deploying isn't the issue here, although that could cause an accident, the Takata bags are exploding, termed as "energetic disassembly" in one article, and the shrapnel from this "energetic disassembly" is what has kill 10 people from what I read.

Not that this is excusable in any way, but you are way more likely to be injured or killed in a vehicle in many other manners, and actually saved by a Takata airbag than killed by one.

I live "up north" so, literally, not sweating about my airbag.

3 things needed for this "energetic disassembly" are Heat(repeated Hot and cool down cycles), high Humidity for long periods during the heat up/cool down, and ammonium nitrate propellant as the inflator for the airbag

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Old 02-26-2016
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Just so heart breaking to hear of such a loss from a thing that suppose to save a life.
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Old 02-26-2016
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My 2006 Ranger was originally from PA and has been in Colorado for a couple of years now. I just had the passenger airbag replaced and the drivers side was just recalled as well but the won't have those until later this year. I think if you own a Ranger you should check the VIN for the recall.

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