The 2005/2006 Ford GT Takata Airbag Recall Program


usmcfred

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Oct 26, 2006
546
Massachusetts
Anyone with a First Gen FGT that has gotten numerous letters from Ford indicating that their air bag(s) require replacement and has not yet gotten it done needs to do so ASAP. Here's another death caused by an exploding Takata Airbag.

usmcfred


Monday, October 5, 2020

Exploding Takata air bag inflator kills Ariz. driver

Devices have been recalled previously
LANSING, Mich. Another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, bringing the worldwide death toll to at least 26.
The latest death occurred Aug. 20 in Mesa, Ariz., in the crash of a 2002 Honda Civic, according to a statement released Saturday by Honda. It was the 17th death reported in the United States. Others have been reported in Malaysia and Australia.
Takata used volatile ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate air bags in a crash.
But the chemical can deteriorate over time when exposed to moisture in the air. The explosion can blow apart a metal canister and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
The problem caused the largest series of auto recalls in U.S. history, with at least 63 million inflators recalled. The U.S. government says that as of September, more than 11.1 million had not been fixed. About 100 million inflators have been recalled worldwide.
Honda said in a statement that it inspected the Civic in the Mesa crash on Wednesday, along with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and determined that the inflator in the driver's side air bag had ruptured. The inflator in the passenger air bag also ruptured.
Honda said the Civic was recalled in December 2011 for the driver's side inflator and in November of 2014 for the passenger side. The company said it mailed more than 15 notices to the owners over eight years, but the free repairs were never done. The company said it also made numerous phone calls and even visited the current registered owner's home and left recall information.
The driver who was killed was not the registered owner of the car, Honda said. The company would not release further information about the driver.
Honda, which has the most Takata inflators of any manufacturer, urged owners of recalled Honda and Acura vehicles to get repairs done at a dealer as soon as possible. Owners can check their vehicles' recall status at recalls.honda. com or recalls.acura.com. Worldwide, more than 200 people have been hurt by the inflators. Takata was charged criminally and was sold after filing for bankruptcy.

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Rick Mustang

GT Owner
Mar 29, 2016
85
Central Texas
Anyone with a First Gen FGT that has gotten numerous letters from Ford indicating that their air bag(s) require replacement and has not yet gotten it done needs to do so ASAP. Here's another death caused by an exploding Takata Airbag.

usmcfred


Monday, October 5, 2020

Exploding Takata air bag inflator kills Ariz. driver

Devices have been recalled previously
LANSING, Mich. Another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, bringing the worldwide death toll to at least 26.
The latest death occurred Aug. 20 in Mesa, Ariz., in the crash of a 2002 Honda Civic, according to a statement released Saturday by Honda. It was the 17th death reported in the United States. Others have been reported in Malaysia and Australia.
Takata used volatile ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate air bags in a crash.
But the chemical can deteriorate over time when exposed to moisture in the air. The explosion can blow apart a metal canister and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
The problem caused the largest series of auto recalls in U.S. history, with at least 63 million inflators recalled. The U.S. government says that as of September, more than 11.1 million had not been fixed. About 100 million inflators have been recalled worldwide.
Honda said in a statement that it inspected the Civic in the Mesa crash on Wednesday, along with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and determined that the inflator in the driver's side air bag had ruptured. The inflator in the passenger air bag also ruptured.
Honda said the Civic was recalled in December 2011 for the driver's side inflator and in November of 2014 for the passenger side. The company said it mailed more than 15 notices to the owners over eight years, but the free repairs were never done. The company said it also made numerous phone calls and even visited the current registered owner's home and left recall information.
The driver who was killed was not the registered owner of the car, Honda said. The company would not release further information about the driver.
Honda, which has the most Takata inflators of any manufacturer, urged owners of recalled Honda and Acura vehicles to get repairs done at a dealer as soon as possible. Owners can check their vehicles' recall status at recalls.honda. com or recalls.acura.com. Worldwide, more than 200 people have been hurt by the inflators. Takata was charged criminally and was sold after filing for bankruptcy.



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I receive letters weekly. When Ford can send Rich GT Guy to my House I’ll get it done.
 

Wallyworld

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 26, 2020
13
Paradise Valley, AZ
Can anyone in the SF Bay area recommend a good GT technician to perform the recall? Car is currently in the east bay.
Thx.
 

Fyr-FtrGT

GT Owner, BofD
Mark IV Lifetime
May 28, 2006
133
Walnut Creek, California
Can anyone in the SF Bay area recommend a good GT technician to perform the recall? Car is currently in the east bay.
Thx.

Walnut Creek Ford did both of my GTs. They have done quite a few and will let you watch the techs work on your car. Gary T.
 

Wallyworld

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 26, 2020
13
Paradise Valley, AZ
Thanks Gary - appreciate it.
 

dshears

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jun 26, 2009
81
Fremont Ca
Thanks Gary - appreciate it.
I have taken my car to Walnut Creek in the past. The last time I called to set up an appointment the GT tech that had been there for years is not longer there. I live in Fremont and they actually have two GT techs but I do not go there... I did however let them do my airbag replacement.
 

Chempowr

GT Owner
Jan 7, 2014
76
Houston, TX
Anyone recommend a dealer in Houston to do the recall?
 

gdarrah99

Member
Jan 10, 2020
7
OK I'm getting tired of my weekly letter from Ford on this. Any recommendations for Sacramento area dealers? Or should I go have lunch in Walnut Creek to get this done?
 

GT@50

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 14, 2019
528
Issaquah
It cracks me up. GET THIS FIXED NOW OR YOU COULD DIE. Please DRIVE to a facility to have it replaced.
 

Specracer

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Nov 28, 2005
6,917
MA
The program used to allow you to have the dealership come to your location. No idea if that is still an option, might be worth asking.
 

THamonGT

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Chempowr, Sterling McCall Ford has the best Ford GT Mechanic in my Book! He services 05-06 Ford GT’s as well as New GT’s! Very capable!