Ford is expanding a recall of its F-150 pickup trucks to about 1.2 million vehicles. The Transportation Department says it has 269 reports of airbags suddenly deploying in the vehicles produced in the 2004-2006 model years. Ford's move came after mounting pressure from federal authorities, news reports said.
Ford previously said it would repair airbags in about 150,000 affected trucks, news services said, but the company said there were no reports of crashes caused by the problem. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said there were 98 injuries, including some serious cases.