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Ford Recalls 2.9 Million Vehicles With Takata Airbags

Ford has announced a recall of 2.9 million vehicles with Takata airbags that may degrade over time and explode.

deployed airbagThe dangerous front driver-side airbags were equipped with calcium sulfate desiccant, and were installed in the following vehicles:

• 2006–2012 Ford Fusion
• 2007–2010 Ford Edge
• 2007–2011 Ford Ranger
• 2006–2011 Mercury Milan
• 2006–2012 Lincoln Zephyr
• 2006–2012 Lincoln MKZ
• 2007–2010 Lincoln MKX

These airbags may explode after prolonged exposure to high humidity and moisture, a problem reported in many similar recalls of Takata airbags from multiple automakers.

Ford filed a petition in 2017, saying that the recall is not necessary because the desiccant absorbs moisture, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration denied this petition.

The recall will begin the week of April 1, when Ford dealerships will replace the airbag inflators or modules.


Lemon Law Help by Knight Law Group is an automotive lemon law firm that exclusively practices in California. If you are a California resident who purchased or leased a defective vehicle from a licensed dealership in California, we may be able to help you get rid of your potential lemon and recover significant cash compensation. Model year restrictions apply: 2017–Present vehicle models only.

However, we cannot help those who reside outside of California or purchased their vehicle outside of California unless they are active duty members of the Armed Forces, nor will we be able to refer those to a lemon law firm in their states.

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