NEWS: Safety Recalls for Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX & Continental

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Takata Airbag Recall Spreads to Select 2016 and 2017 Ford and Lincoln Vehicles

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 32,000 2016-17 Ford Edge, 2016-17 Lincoln MKX and 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles to replace the driver frontal airbag module. According to the press release, Ford was notified by Takata that certain driver frontal airbag cushions may not inflate as intended.

More importantly, Ford has highlighted that this concern is not related to Takata’s non-desiccated ammonium nitrate airbag inflators, which are subject to propellant degradation and potential rupture in a crash.

If you own any of the vehicles below, you’re urged to visit your local Ford dealership.

  • 2016-17 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, Oct. 8, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2017
  • 2016-17 Lincoln MKX vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, Nov. 11, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2017
  • 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Jan. 13, 2016 to Jan. 18, 2017

In the affected vehicles, in the event of driver frontal airbag deployment the airbag may not completely fill, or the airbag cushion may detach from the airbag module due to misalignment of components. Incomplete airbag fill or airbag cushion detachment may increase risk of injury to the driver in the event of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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