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Ford Recalls 144,000 F-150 Trucks Due to Airbag Defect

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Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it will recall 144,000 F-150 pick-up trucks due to inadvertent airbag deployment.


Federal safety regulators have received reports that the front airbags in F-150 pick-up trucks were going off even if the car wasn't in an accident or subject to any type of impact. The automaker said the airbag deployments are preceded by many illuminations of the airbag warning lamp indicating that restraint system service is required. 


The recall involves trucks built between November 2004 and June 2005 at Ford's now-closed Norfok, Va., auto factory. The trucks were sold in the 2005 and 2006 model years. 


Ford said it was aware 238 incidents of inadvertent air bag deployment, 77 of which resulted in injuries. Ford spokesman Wesley Sherwood III said that data "includes cases that were confirmed to be related to the defect and other cases that were ambiguous and could not be ruled out being related to the issue."


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