Airbag Recall by Ford Motor Co.
Ford Motor Co. announced Friday a recall of 953,000 vehicles located in North America that put drivers at risk of injury from exploding airbags.
Nearly 1 million Ford vehicles are affected worldwide including 782,384 in the U.S. The automaker plans to replace the frontal passenger airbag inflator or module at no cost due to injury risk from shrapnel released if the installed Takata airbag inflators explode. Owners of the following Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles should take their cars to the dealership immediately to get them replaced.
- Ford Edge, 2010, built in Oakville
- Lincoln MKX, 2010 built in Oakville
- Ford Ranger, 2010 and 2011 built in the Twin Cities
- Ford Fusion, 2010 to 2012 built in the Hermosillo Assembly Plant
- Lincoln MKZ, 2010 to 2012 built in the Hermosillo
- Mercury Milan, 2010 and 2011 built in the Hermosillo
- Ford Mustang, 2010 to 2014 built in Flat Rock
While there are no reports of injuries involving these vehicles, worldwide at least 23 people died in Takata airbag explosions. The recall is one of the largest in history and involves multiple auto manufacturers. Ironically, these airbags are designed to prevent injuries by using chemical ammonium nitrate to create an explosion and quickly inflate the airbag. However, investigations into the problems with these airbags has found that heat and humidity damage the integrity of the system. Over time, the airbags can deteriorate and explode with too much force and thus blowing apart a metal canister designed to contain the explosion.
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