The New York Times Blog provides some back story of interest regarding the Ford F-150 recall. Ford realized it had a problem with its air-bag wiring that caused airbags to inadvertently deploy in 2006. So Ford smartly made a mid-year model change in its airbags. Under federal law, if an automaker knows of a safety problem, it has to let the feds know within 5 days. Yet Ford stayed mum which, arguably, exposes Ford to potential civil penalties for failure to step up and acknowledge the problem.
Ford is really coming back and I’m rooting for them. I think they will make it all the way back. But this kinda junk does not help.