Ford steps up recall campaign

Ford Motor Co has confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata Corp according to Reuters.

As a result, the media outlet reports that the vehicle manufacturer has urged 2,900 pick-up truck owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts.

Ford confirmed in late December that a July 2017 crash death in West Virginia in a 2006 Ford Ranger was caused by a defective Takata inflator. It previously reported a similar death in South Carolina that occurred in December 2015.

At least 21 deaths worldwide are linked to the Takata inflators which has led to the largest automotive recall in history.

The latest recall for vehicles which had previously been recalled in 2016 includes 2,700 vehicles in the US and nearly 200 in Canada.