Ford is the latest automaker to announce its Takata airbag recall expansion.
The American automaker is issuing a safety recall that affects a total of 1,898,728 vehicles with 1,896,443 in the U.S and federalized territories. The remaining 1,304 vehicles are in Canada, while one is in Mexico. The affected vehicles have certain non-desiccated Takata passenger-side front airbag inflators now that Takata has declared those inflators are defective. The Takata airbag recall expansion follows the company’s notification to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain of its airbag inflators are defective, affected several automakers in the industry.
The affected vehicles 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 and Mercury Milan vehicles built in North America. The American automaker is not aware of any injuries associated with the passenger-side airbag inflators in any Ford vehicles related to the recall. Driver-side airbag inflators are not included in this particular recall.
Dealers will replace the passenger-side front airbag inflator at no cost to the customer.
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