Airbag Recall Adds More Ford Vehicles

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Latest Recall Affects More than 800,000 Ford and Lincoln Vehicles in North America

It’s that time again. (No, it’s not time for another announcement about a beloved Ford model returning to the U.S. market. We’re going to have to be happy with the news about the next-generation Bronco and Ranger.)

It’s that time that none of you have been looking forward to. Unfortunately, it’s time for another recall. Yes, another one — and not just one for a sticker with the wrong numbers on it. Believe it or not, it’s time for another Takata airbag recall.

This one covers around 816,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the North American market. Their front passenger air bag inflators can potentially deploy too forcefully and fire out metal shrapnel. According to Reuters, “The move brings the number of vehicles with Takata air bag inflators recalled around the world by Ford to 3 million, most of them in the United States and Canada.”

Here’s the list of the latest blue oval/Lincoln star vehicles affected by this debacle, courtesy of WHNT 19 News:

-2005-2009, 2012 Ford Mustang
-2006-2009, 2012 Ford Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr, and Lincoln MKZ
-2007-2009 Ford Ranger
-2007-2009 Ford Edge
-2007-2009 Lincoln MKX
-2006-2009 Mercury Milan
-2005-2006 Ford GT

The site stated that Ford is not aware of any injuries related to this particular wave of Takata airbag recalls. (We’re going to count that as a silver lining in this dark and tragedy-filled storm.) Nearly 70 million inflators and 42 million vehicles in the U.S. are part of the recall as a whole.

To check whether or not your Ford or Lincoln is part of this latest Takata airbag recall, go here and punch in your vehicle’s 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN). If it is, then you’ll eventually receive a formal notice in the mail.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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