Takata Air Bag Recall


Takata Air Bag Recall-Fourteen different automakers have vehicles that are affected by the largest recall in US history.  The Takata Company used ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to fill air bags quickly in the event of a crash.  However, this chemical can deteriorate when exposed to high humidity and temperatures causing a metal canister to blow apart.  Thus, causing
 potential hot pieces of metal to fragment toward the front passenger.  Most of these air bags will function properly.  Neither Ford nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends owners stop driving these vehicles.

69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles are being recalled.  Takata has since had to file for bankruptcy protection.  Ford Motor Company has 327,796 vehicles including the 2010 Ford Edge, Fusion, Ranger Truck, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan, and Mustang affected.  The 2013 and 2009 Ford Mustangs, the 2009 Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger, Lincoln MKX and Zephyr, and Mercury Milan are involved.

Ford Motor Company is sending out notices to owners as the air bags are available.  They also recently implemented a rental car program for some owners.  For more information please contact your local dealer or use the following links: https://www/nhtsa.gov/recalls and https://owner.lincoln.com/tools/account/maintenance/recalls/frequently-asked-questions-regarding-takata-airbag-inflator-recalls.html

7.3.2018 CMC

Categories: Service