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NHTSA: Ford F-150 Airbag Recall Not Broad Enough

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator DavidStrickland said Tuesday Ford Motor Co. should expand its recall of F-150 pickuptrucks.

Strickland told reporters Tuesday the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration, which regulates U.S. auto safety, is discussingthe matter with the Michigan-based automaker. Ford issued a recall in Februaryof 144,000 F-150 pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada over air bag defects.

“We would like to see something larger,” Strickland said ofthe recall.

Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood confirmed that the company wasin talks with the government agency, but declined to comment on whether theautomaker agrees the recall should be expanded.

The February recall was prompted by air bags that may deploywhen not needed. The recall applies only to trucks built at Ford’s Norfolk,Virginia assembly plant.

“We are committed to safety and handling this matter in anopen and transparent manner,” Sherwood said.

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