Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it’s recalling 150,000 F-150 pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada due to a potential airbag problem.
The recalled trucks were produced between November 2004 and June 2005 at Ford’s Norfolk, Va., assembly plant. In the U.S., 135,000 trucks are being recalled and 9,000 more are being recalled in Canada.
Only the vehicles made at this plant are being recalled because the rate of unwanted airbag deployments for these particular trucks is many times higher than for trucks made at other factories.
Airbag deployments usually happen seconds after the truck is started, but in some of the reported cases, the vehicles were either exiting or entering a roadway when the airbag went off.
A warning light indicating the airbag requires servicing usually lights up multiple times before the deployment occurs.