Washington — Ford said on Thursday that it had confirmed a second death in an older pick-up truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata, and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they could get replacement parts. The second-largest US vehicle maker said it confirmed in late December that a July 2017 crash death in West Virginia in a 2006 Ford Ranger was caused by a defective Takata inflator. It previously reported a similar death in South Carolina that occurred in December 2015. Ford said both Takata deaths occurred with inflators built on the same day installed in 2006 Ranger pick-ups. At least 21 deaths worldwide are linked to the Takata inflators that can rupture and send deadly metal fragments inside vehicles. The faulty inflators have led to the largest automotive recall in history. The other 19 deaths have occurred in Honda vehicles, most of which were in the US. Ford issued a new recall for vehicles that had been previously recalled i...

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