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More Takata Airbag Recalls:  Will They Ever End?   

In the interest of your safety while operating a motor vehicle, the attorneys here at Theodoros & Rooth have been routinely keeping you up-to-date on the latest news about the Takata airbag recalls.

As 2019 began, so did more recalls.  Now Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall notice for nearly 1 million vehicles in North America with a risk of flying shrapnel caused by exploding Takata airbag inflators.

The latest action involves more than 953,000 Ford vehicles worldwide — including 782,384 in the U.S. and its territories and 149,652 in Canada.

Seven Ford and Lincoln vehicles are named in the recall:

  • Ford Edge, 2010, built in Oakville
  • Lincoln MKX, 2010 built in Oakville
  • Ford Ranger, 2010 and 2011 built in the Twin Cities
  • Ford Fusion, 2010 to 2012 built in the Hermosillo Assembly Plant
  • Lincoln MKZ, 2010 to 2012 built in the Hermosillo
  • Mercury Milan, 2010 and 2011 built in the Hermosillo
  • Ford Mustang, 2010 to 2014 built in Flat Rock

Ford urges consumers to get their vehicles to dealers as soon as possible for replacement. They will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator or module at no cost.

Ford said it has no reports of injuries involving these vehicles so far.

To date, vehicles made by 19 different automakers have been recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s side or passenger’s side, or both.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called this "the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history." The Takata airbags were mostly installed in cars from model year 2002 through 2015. Some of those airbags could deploy explosively, injuring or even killing car occupants

To date, there have been 15 deaths due to this problem in the U.S. Worldwide, NHTSA reports there have been at least 23 deaths and 300 injuries.

Visit www.safercar.gov to check the recall status of your vehicles.

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