Questions and Intrigue After Recall of Ford F-150
By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN
Ford’s recall on Wednesday of 135,000 F-150 pickup trucks, conducted because the driver’s air bag may inadvertently deploy, could be seen as a laudable act of corporate responsibility. But for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has called for 10 times as many vehicles to be recalled, it is a rebuff and a challenge.
The agency says its investigation into 1.3 million F-150s revealed a significant number of incidents involving inadvertent air-bag deployments, the largest such number “in N.H.T.S.A. history.”
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