Ford Ranger driver killed after ignoring airbag recall

The death of a Ford Ranger driver linked to a defective Takata airbag inflator has been confirmed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The driver was in a 2006 Ford Ranger that had a "do not drive" notice issued for it in 2018, yet the defective item was never changed.

.The Florida event in June increased the nation's overall number of Takata airbag-related fatalities to 23.

According to NHTSA, 67 million airbag-equipped automobiles from various manufactures have been recalled.

According to a Ford official, the car company sent over 100 notifications to the owner's residence in addition to sending 

a representative in person."We are advising any affected owners who still have these vehicles to not drive them 

and to get in touch with Ford to arrange