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Nearly 30,000 Ford Ranger pickups with Takata airbags recalled in Canada

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Ford Canada is now recalling 29,458 Ford Ranger pickups from the 2004-2006 model years that were equipped with potentially dangerous airbags manufactured by Takata. 

These vehicles are part of the 5 million additional units recalled by U.S. authorities last week due to a risk of excessive airbag deployment. The driver’s front airbag inflator could explode and injure or kill front-seat occupants.

Affected owners will be notified and urged to take their Ranger to a local dealer to have the airbag inflator replaced.

So far nine people in North America have died as a direct result of exploding Takata airbags. Other cases are still under investigation.