ATLANTA - The federal government has issued a serious "DO NOT DRIVE" warning regarding two vehicles currently on the road.
Here's what's happening. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is announcing in a second stern warning that drivers do not drive some older model Ford and Mazda trucks.
DO NOT DRIVE
- 2006 Ford Ranger
- 2006 Mazda B-Series
NHTSA says they have defective Takata airbags. They can explode and when they do they can send metal flying with deadly force. A limited recall was issued back in 2014 and it has continued to expand. But, many - too many - are still on the road. People are still dying because of these airbags, they report. Just this year the number went up to 22 people killed.
A couple of things are happening. NHTSA executives say that the airbags are not being repaired fast enough and drivers are ignoring the warning.
Click here to find out more from the federal government about repair: NHTSA RECALL INFO
You will need your 17-digit VIN. The repair is free.