Ford (F +0.4%) recalls over 150K Fiesta vehicles from model years 2011 to 2013 in order to make...

Ford (F +0.4%) recalls over 150K Fiesta vehicles from model years 2011 to 2013 in order to make adjustments to side-impact airbag systems. It's a minor issue, but any recall from an automaker that covers its current year selling line can be a tougher pill to swallow than older recalls if questions over quality resonate.

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  • EdwinJ44
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    I'm looking at it as the problem was there in 2011, but went unnoticed, and probably the same technology was used in 2012, but went unnoticed, and then in 2013 the same technology was used and then the problems started surfacing. So bottom line it is actually older 2011 technology.
    I don't look at recalls as a bad thing. Recalls to me are a good thing. Someone is watching over my purchase (product).
    16 Oct 2012, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • EdwinJ44
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    Sorry...I pushed the PUBLISH bottom to fast.
    I would rather see recalls then hundreds of law suits because of lives lost in accidents with faulty air bags!
    Long Ford.
    16 Oct 2012, 11:01 AM Reply Like
  • Tdot
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    Random defects are sometimes found in parts supplied by outside firms. Safety devices like air bags are pretty critical and must be "perfect", so any sniff of an issue demands a total recall, unless the potential problem can be narrowed down to a specific batch from a specific manufacturer. Even a 1 in a million sample defect can demand recalling all 1 million of them, since nobody can say with 100% certainty which one is the bad one, unless they check them all.
    16 Oct 2012, 11:57 AM Reply Like
  • Ryandan
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    Oh yeah, 1 in a million defect requires a full recall. What planet are you on? These domestic auto companies have a history of being dragged kicking and screaming into a recall.


    From rollover suv's to bad radiator fluid, if the numbers are too big they have to be forced into a recall.


    Ford is supposed to be doing random testing of parts to prevent this kind of recall. "any sniff of an issue demands a total recall" If that was true there wouldn't be any cars on the road.


    150k is actually a small recall compared to what's going on lately. And recalls are a good thing - that statement just makes my day. If companies recalled your refrigerator, pacemaker, phone and plasma tv as often as they recall cars - they would riot in the streets.


    Fact is quality is left out of a car to accommodate price.
    16 Oct 2012, 12:14 PM Reply Like
  • jas1n
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    if they had recalls on cellphones and plasma tvs maybe they would last more than a couple years
    16 Oct 2012, 06:49 PM Reply Like
  • flumeride
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    When safety is involved one in a million is all it takes. Think about aids. The transmission rate from female to male is in the 1 in 1M range, but who wants to be that 1 person? I don't like the recalls, but they are better than lives lost.
    17 Oct 2012, 02:57 PM Reply Like
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