By: Andrew Krammer
Ford Moter Co. announced Wednesday that it will recall almost 150,000 F-150 trucks, from the 2005 and 2006 model years, in the U.S. and Canada due to a potential airbag problem, ABC News reported.
The 150,000 trucks is but a small fraction compared to the 1.3 million trucks the government auto safety regulators asked Ford to recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the power to force Ford into recalling the remaining vehicles it asked for, but the safety agency is currently reviewing Ford's plan and will decide if it's adequate.
Ford said the mistake occurred at its Norfolk, Virginia plant, where poor assembly could cause an airbag wire in the steering wheel to short circuit, MSNBC reported.