Ford is recalling over 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger airbag inflators that may explode and hurl shrapnel.
The move includes 782,000 vehicles within the United States and is part of the largest recalls in U.S. history.
Included are the 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the 2010 and 2011 Ford Ranger, the 2010 to 2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 and 2011 Mercury Milan, and also the 2010 to 2014 Ford Mustang.
Some of the recalls may be limited to specific geographic areas of the U.S.
Twenty-three people have been killed worldwide by the inflators.
Ford says it doesn’t know of any injuries in vehicles included in this recall. Dealers can replace the inflators.
Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create an explosion to inflate airbags. But it can deteriorate over time due to heat and humidity and explode with too much force, blowing apart from a metal canister designed to contain the explosion.
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