Ford recall: More Takata Airbag-Equipped Vehicles Will Be Recalled

Regarding Ford recall, it is worth to point out that Takata informed Ford of the problems connected with the airbags. The automaker mentions that the airbag problems occurred because of the misalignment of parts within the vehicle’s airbag. As a result, the airbag may fill partially when a consumer deploys a frontal airbag. In addition to that, the company also noted that there are no accidents or injuries caused by this defect.

The vehicles affected by the Ford recall

Ford recall applies to the following vehicles: the 2016-2017 Ford Edge, 2017 Lincoln Continental as well as 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX.  Do you own one of these models? In this case, you will get a recall notification very soon. Thus, when this happens, you can take your vehicle to the dealership. Dealers will fix the vehicle’s issue. Well, what dealers should do is replacing the driver side frontal airbag. As it is known, you will get this replacement free of charge. It is the automaker’s responsibility to cover the repair costs.

The problem

Actually, the reason of the Ford recall is that the airbags of certain vehicles come with defects. In other words, the frontal airbags can fail to inflate completely when accidents occur. As a consequence, the airbag is detached from the module. This may happen because of misaligned components.

However, Ford recall has no relation to the largest recall in the automotive history. This means that Ford recall has nothing to do with the non-desiccated ammonium nitrate airbag inflators.

What do you know about the largest recall in automotive history concerning defective Takata airbags?

In fact, at the heart of Takata airbag recall was the metal inflator cartridge. It is in the vehicle’s driver and passenger airbags. Unfortunately, in the event of a car crash, the metal inflator ruptured resulting in spraying shards of metal into the interior. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) named this recall as the largest in the history of the U.S. Actually, the cause of this fault is that airbags come with an ammonium nitrate based propellant, which lacks a chemical drying agent.

Generally speaking, this was the main reason that serious problems occurred in places, where the weather is hot and humid. It is true that the problem occurred in 2006. Takata made an official announcement and informed that Japanese supplier’s airbags expanded forcefully. The consequence of the defect was spraying shrapnel to car occupants. Sadly, eleven people died and 180 occupants got injuries because of the faulty airbags.