MORE THAN 800,000 FORDS RECALLED FOR FAULTY TAKATA AIRBAGS

The list is inclusive of  the Ford GT, Mustang, and Fusion.

 

Background Basics: Ford  is recalling about 816,000 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles pproduced in the US for faulty passenger-side Takata airbags. The affected cars were all built in North America, with 654,695 recalled cars in the US and 161,174 cars in Canada. A wide variety of vehicles, trucks, and SUVs are affected. This is a planned expansion of an earlier.

  • 2005-09 and 2012 Ford Mustang
  • 2005-06 Ford GT
  • 2006-09 and 2012 Ford Fusion
  • 2007-09 Ford Ranger
  • 2007-09 Ford Edge
  • 2006-09 and 2012 Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ
  • 2007-09 Lincoln MKX
  • 2006-09 Mercury Milan

The Issue: Like every other Takata recall, the problem rests with faulty airbags  that can potentially expel shrapnel, injuring or killing car occupants. Millions of cars from dozens of automakers are affected, so don’t think that Ford is alone on this one.

Casualties/Deaths: Ford noted in a press release that there have been no injuries or death associated to the vehicles in this recall. All in all, 11 deaths and 180 injuries across a variety of automakers have been connected to these Takata airbags.

The Solution: Ford will contact owners soon, and the affected cars will have their airbags changed by a dealer at no additional charge.

If you have one: Wait for contact from Ford, then go to the dealer to get a change. If you’re wondering if your car is affected, visit this Ford website and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The recall reference number is 17S01.

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