Traffic officials are warning drivers of 2006 model of the Ford Ranger that the truck's airbags are an "immediate risk to safety."
Ford issued a statement Thursday urging drivers of the 2006 Ranger need to stop using the truck because of the airbags, and call "immediately to schedule a free repair." The airbags, made by Takata, were part of a 2016 mass recall of over 19 million vehicles.
The auto company issued recalls for the 2004 to 2006 models of the car in 2016 after a South Carolina driver was killed when a Takata airbag exploded in an accident.
If you own a 2006 Ford Ranger, call the auto company for a free replacement. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford will "send mobile repair teams to owners’ homes, tow vehicles to a local dealership for repair, and provide loaner vehicles – all free of charge."
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