And the problems involving Takata airbags just keep coming. We’re not talking about the massive recall involving explosive airbags either.
There is a new recall from Ford involving Takata airbags that may not inflate properly or even detach from the airbag module. Again, this is NOT related to the massive Takata recalling involving explosive airbags that could rupture in a crash.
The new recall involves about 32,000 new model vehicles in the U.S. which include the:
- 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
The airbags in these vehicles may have two possible issues. One, they might not completely fill with air when deployed. Two, the airbag could even detach from the airbag module because it’s not aligned right.
Ford says it’s not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
There are approximately 31,867 vehicles located in North America, including 27,531 in the United States and federalized territories, and 4,336 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C02.
Dealers will replace the driver frontal airbag module at no cost to the customer.