Ford's Takata Airbag Recall Expands to Include 365K More Vehicles
Ford has announced the vehicles affected by the recent Takata airbag recall expansion.
The latest expansion of the recall is part of the third planned expansion of vehicles included in Takata airbag inflator recalls, and Ford says this action represents an expansion of previously recalled vehicles to new geographic regions. A total of 364,523 units have been added worldwide to the expansion, with 327,796 in the U.S. and federalized territories and 36,727 in Canada.
The American automaker is not aware of any injuries associated with the passenger side frontal inflators included in this safety recall, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator or module at no cost to the customer.
The affected vehicles include:
- 2009-10 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Feb. 27, 2008 to March 5, 2010
- 2013 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Oct. 26, 2011 to Jan. 24, 2013
- 2009-10 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 18, 2008 to July 25, 2010
- 2009-10 Ford Ranger vehicles built at Twin Cities Assembly Plant, May 27, 2008 to July 26, 2010
- 2009-10 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, June 16, 2008 to July 1, 2010
- 2009-10 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 19, 2008 to July 25, 2010
- 2009-10 Lincoln MKX vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, June 16, 2008 to July 12, 2010
- 2009-10 Mercury Milan vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 19, 2008 to July 24, 2010
In addition to naming the vehicles affected by the Takata airbag expansion, the automaker also announced a separate recall that involves the 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. Approximately 363 units in North America are affected by the recall for intermittent automatic reversal function in rear door windows. According to Ford, certain second-row window control modules were manufactured with an incorrect electronic component. If the power-operated window does not automatically reverse when it encounters an obstruction while the window is closing, it may increase the risk of injury.
The company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the second issue and 361 of the affected units are in the U.S. and federalized territories, while two are in Canada. To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the second-row window electronic control module at no cost to the customer.
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