The recall includes approximately 38,500 vehicles in the U.S. and federalized territories, an addition of approximately 13,000 vehicles, bringing the total number of Ford vehicles being recalled for Takata-related issues to 98,000.
This expansion includes certain 2004-2005 Ford Ranger and 2005-2006 Ford GTs originally sold or ever registered in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It adds certain zip codes with high absolute humidity within Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa per NHTSA's request.
"I think what prompted Honda and Ford to expand the level of their recalls is quite simply that Takata didn't do the right thing, they didn't expand the scope of their recalls. So [these companies are] saying 'if you can't, we will'", Chris Richter, senior auto analyst at CLSA told CNBC.