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Ford issues safety recall for vehicles featuring several Takata airbag inflators

ABR Staff Writer Published 02 June 2016

Ford is issuing a safety recall for vehicles that have certain non-desiccated Takata passenger-side frontal airbag inflators after Takata declared those inflators are defective.

This expanded recall follows Takata's notification to the U.S. NHTSA that certain of its airbag inflators are defective, affecting several automakers across the industry.

The vehicles affected by this Takata action are 2007-2010 Ford Edge, 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, 2005-2011 Ford Mustang, 2007-2011 Ford Ranger, 2007-2010 Lincoln MKX and 2006-2011 Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr, Mercury Milan and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles built in North America.

Ford is not aware of any injuries associated with these passenger side frontal inflators in any Ford vehicles related to this safety recall. Driver side airbag inflators in these vehicles are not included in this recall.

A total of 1,902,228 vehicles now are affected by this safety recall. There are 1,896,443 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 1,304 in Canada, and one in Mexico. Dealers will replace the passenger-side frontal airbag inflator at no cost to the customer.

Ford is committed to providing our customers with top quality vehicles. We are equally committed to addressing potential issues and responding quickly.

Customers who want to know if their vehicle is included in this recall can visit www.ford.com and click on safety recalls at the bottom of the page and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Source: Company Press Release