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Ford to petition to avoid immediate recall of 2.2 million vehicles with Takata air-bag inflators

  • Ford is petitioning to avoid recalling 2.2 million vehicles.
  • Japanese auto-supplier Takata declared Ford's vehicles may have potentially defective inflators in their airbags.
  • Nissan recalled over 500,000 of its Versa cars after Tekata declared its inflators defective.
An employee walks past a Ford logo in a Ford factory.
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An employee walks past a Ford logo in a Ford factory.

Ford will petition to avoid an immediate recall of about 2.2 million vehicles with Takata air-bag inflators that the Japanese auto supplier declared defective last week, U.S. regulators and the automaker said Friday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Nissan Motor Co had agreed to recall 515,394 2007-2011 Versa cars after Takata declared 2.7 million vehicles to have potentially defective inflators.

A Ford spokesman said the automaker will file a petition requesting "to continue testing and analyzing our inflators."

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