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NHTSA Chief Wants Ford to Expand F-150 Truck Recall

The federal government is in talks with Ford Motor Co. about whether a recall of F-150 pickup trucks should be expanded.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Chief David Strickland said Wednesday that the agency is discussing a possible expansion of the truck recall with the automaker. “We would like to see something larger,” Strickland said of Ford’s February recall of 144,000 F-150 pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada.

In a January 24 letter, the government agency asked Ford to recall 1.3 million F-150 pickup trucks after an investigation found the vehicles’ airbags could deploy without reason, injuring drivers and passengers. Ford responded by issuing a limited recall for 2004-2006 model year F-150s built at the company’s Norfolk, Virginia plant.

Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood confirmed the automaker is in talks with the government, but declined to comment on whether the company agrees the recall should be expanded. “We are committed to safety and handling this matter in an open and transparent manner,” Sherwood said.

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