Ford is once again subject to the automotive industry's largest recall. They are recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide due to Takata air bags.
The recall requires Ford to replace Takata passenger airbag inflators because they can explode and hurl shrapnel. At least 23 people have been killed by the airbags worldwide.
The recall includes 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. The impacted vehicles are the 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the 2010 and 2011 Ford Ranger, the 2010 to 2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 and 2011 Mercury Milan, and the 2010 to 2014 Ford Mustang, reported KVTB.
Some of the recalls may be limited to specific geographic areas of the U.S. Find out if you are affected by entering your VIN here.
Ford says it doesn't know of any injuries in vehicles included in this recall. Dealers will replace the inflators.
Takata recalls are being phased in through 2020. The ammonium nitrate chemical used to create the force to deploy the airbags can deteriorate over time due to heat and humidity. The deterioration can cause the chemical to chemical to explode with too much force, blowing apart the metal canister designed to contain the explosion.
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