Ford is recalling close to one million cars worldwide to replace their inflators…
This does not sound good at all..
Ford is recalling a some of their models to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. This is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history. Wow!
Included 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… .Check your year and model!
Something that is good to know is that some of the recalls may be limited to specific geographic areas of the U.S.
At least 23 people have been killed worldwide by inflators…
Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create an explosion to inflate air bags. But it can deteriorate over time due to heat and humidity and explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister designed to contain the explosion… Humidity? Florida is the capital of that.
Takata recalls are being phased in through 2020.
Stay safe and get your car checked to see if you need to take action.
More info HERE.
Just two weeks after issuing a recall for 874,000 F-Series pickups, Ford is announcing another two additional recalls of approximately 953,000 vehicles over Takata airbag inflators and an insufficient seat weld. https://t.co/QKIE3V71ur— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) January 4, 2019