Ford adds Ranger pickups to Takata air bag recall after Malaysian woman was killed in crash

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U.S. safety regulators say the death of a Malaysian woman in a crash involving an exploding air bag has led to another recall in the U.S.

Ford Motor Co. is adding some Ranger pickups to its recall list because they have passenger air bags similar to the one in Malaysia.

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It was unclear how many Rangers were added. They are from the 2004 and 2005 model years and are among 26,000 vehicles added to Ford's recall list to fix air bags made by Takata Corp.

The move is part of a widening problem that has forced the global recall of over 12 million vehicles. At least five deaths are linked to the problem.

Some Takata air bags can inflate too forcefully, blowing apart a metal canister and spewing shrapnel.