Airbags have reportedly exploded and even sprayed shrapnel.
Roughly 3 million vehicles in the United States and Canada are being recalled by Ford due to faulty airbags. The devices were manufactured by a company that has been linked to the deaths of 18 people, as well as injuries in 400 drivers or passengers.
The manufacturing company, Takata, is now bankrupt.
The following Ford vehicles are being recalled:
- 2007 to 2011 Ford Ranger
- 2006 to 2012 Ford Fusion
- 2006 to 2012 Lincoln Zephyr
- 2007 to 2010 Ford Edge
- 2007 to 2010 Lincoln MKX
To see if your vehicle is included in the Ford recall, you can enter your VIN number here. However, owners will be notified if they're impacted.
"Safety is always a top priority," said Ford's Monique Brentley. "Unlike other Takata passenger-side airbag parts previously under recall, these driver-side airbags contain a moisture-absorbing [material] and perform differently. We believe our extensive data demonstrated that a safety recall was not warranted for the driver-side airbag. However, we respect NHTSA's decision and will issue a recall."
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