DETROIT (AP) – Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles in North America to replace faulty passenger-side front air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.
The recall is part of a nationwide expansion of an ongoing Takata air bag recall, which was already the largest U.S. recall in history.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,602 More Coronavirus Cases, 60 Additional Deaths
Certain Takata air bags can inflate with too much force and spew shrapnel into the vehicles. At least 11 deaths worldwide are related to the defect.
The vehicles affected in the expanded Ford recall are the 2007-10 Ford Edge, 2006-11 Ford Fusion, 2005-11 Ford Mustang, 2007-11 Ford Ranger, 2007-10 Lincoln MKX and 2006-11 Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr and Mercury Milan.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 340 New Coronavirus Cases, 12 Additional Deaths
Ford says it’s not aware of any injuries in these vehicles. It will notify customers and replace the air bags for free.Stimulus Check Latest: Who Is Getting A Plus-Up Payment?
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