Regional Airbag Problem Behind Ford Recall News Centre News

06 January, 2019, 20:46 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • Ford recalls more than 953,000 vehicles to replace inflators

Ford is recalling almost one million vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators.

The recall is part of a larger recall of Takata airbag inflators, which can hurl shrapnel if they explode after deteriorating over time due to heat and humidity.

You can visit Ford's website and enter your car's Vehicle Identification Number to see if it is affected by the recall.

The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the US and is part of the largest series of recalls in USA history.

Some of the recalls may be limited to specific geographic areas of the U.S.

Ford said its dealers will replace the inflator or module for free.


On the same day, Ford announced an unrelated recall involving 2019 Ford Ecosport vehicles, because improperly welded front seats may come loose.

Takata recalls are being phased in through 2020.

The ongoing recall of vehicles using Takata airbags was already a major event.

While airbags are designed to explode and inflate on impact, the Takata bags are exploding with too much force, damaging a metal canister inside the bag and creating unsafe shrapnel.

The NHTSA says that tens of millions of vehicles equipped with 50 million defective Takata airbags are under recall because these air bags can explode when deployed.

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