Ford, Lincoln Recall 32000 Vehicles Over New Problem With Takata Airbags

Ivan Hill
March 5, 2017

No injuries related to the issue have been reported to date.

The recall affects the Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln Continental. These airbags, however, are not the exploding kind that are at the heart of Takata's 100 million-strong recall effort.

In this case, the air bags may not fill completely due to misaligned components. This incomplete airbag inflation can leave drivers more prone to injury during an accident.

Yes, you read that headline correctly: Ford is recalling some 32,000 late-model Ford and Lincoln vehicles to replace their airbags, which were manufactured by Takata.

Most of the recalled vehicles are in the USA, about 4300 are in Canada.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail to notify them of the condition, and again when parts become available.

In a separate federal court in Miami on Monday, lawyers for victims and their families suing Takata and five automakers - Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and BMW - allege the auto companies knew Takata's air bags were unsafe, yet continued to use them for years they were low-cost. The recall reference number is 17C02.

This recall is somewhat antithetical to the other Takata airbag recall.

This new Takata airbag issue was said to have not been related in any way to the company's previous airbag recall, which previously issued safety recalls for "Takata's non-desiccated ammonium nitrate inflators".

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