Ford Recalls Another 364,500 Vehicles with Takata Airbag Inflators
Ford Motor Co. is recalling another batch of vehicles fitted with passenger-side Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode when triggered by a crash.
The campaign covers certain 2009-2010 and 2013 model For Mustang sport coupes, plus 2009-2010 Fusion sedans, Ranger pickup trucks, Edge crossover vehicles, Lincoln MKZ sedans, MKX crossover vehicles and Mercury Milan sedans.
The callback is part of a lengthy series of campaigns that involves 19 carmakers and some 90 million Takata inflators in the U.S. alone. The current batch covers some 3.3 million devices in cars made by 19 manufacturers.
The staggered recall was organized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to fix the problem without overwhelming the airbag industry’s ability to supply the necessary hardware.
Earlier recalls have focused in regions noted for hot and humid weather, where the likelihood is highest of a Takata inflator deteriorating and misfiring. Ford’s new campaign targets 365,000 vehicles worldwide in regions not covered by earlier actions. The company says all but 37,000 of the cars are located in the U.S.
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