The recent report from Ford garnered headlines across the nation. The automaker said it is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators. The iconic vehicle manufacturer said the air bag inflators can explode and hurl dangerous shrapnel.
The recall includes more than 782,000 vehicles across the United States and is one of the biggest recalls in the nation’s history, news sources reported.
Vehicles included in the massive Ford recall include the 2010 Ford Edge and the Lincoln MKX. Also included are the 2011 Ford Ranger pick-up truck, the 2010 and 2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. The company said it is also recalling the 2010 and 2011 Mercury Milan, as well as the Ford Mustang sports cars made from 2010 to 2014.
The company said that some of its recalls will be limited to specific geographic locations in the U.S.
Ford said it did not know of any injuries in the vehicles included in the recall, but news reports have said that at least 23 people around the world have been killed by Takata air bag inflators.
Takata used ammonium nitrate to generate explosions that would inflate its air bags. But the chemical can deteriorate due to heat and humidity over time and then erupt with force enough to explode the metal canister that was designed to contain the blast.
Recalls of the Takata air bags are being carried out through next year, a news article stated.
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