Recall announced on 2-19-21

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Ford announced a recall of over 154,000 vehicles in North America due to older air bags that have the potential to explode on Thursday.

More than 153,000 of the affected vehicles are 2004 to 2006 Ford Ranger trucks, with the manufacturer looking to find 45 missing and potentially dangerous Takata air bags, according to The Associated Press. Ford also lists Ranger models from the years 2005 to 2011, Edge SUVs from 2007 to 2010, Fusions from 2006 to 2012, Mustangs from 2005 to 2014 and Ford GTs from 2005 to 2006 as vehicles that have been recalled.

In addition, 2006 to 2011 Mercury Milans are listed on the Ford recall site, while the AP report indicates that 2007 to 2010 Lincoln MKXs and Lincoln MKZs from 2010 to 2012 are also part of the recall. The recall site has a tool allowing owners to check their vehicle VIN number if they are not certain whether it is affected. The company says that "parts are available to order for all Ford and Mercury vehicles and we urge customers to contact their dealer immediately for free repairs."

Ford also says that letters should have been sent to most owners affected by the recall. After the air bags in the affected vehicles are inspected by dealers, it is expected to take less than half a day to replace most that are found to be faulty. Dealers are authorized to provide loaner vehicles or free ride share or shuttle transportation to those requiring repairs.

 

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Well, Norm is going to love that one, lol. This has been in the pipeline for a while though, the Takata thing has been a money sucking nightmare for the OEM's.

Luckily not relevant to the S550. Not sure where the bags are from on these cars. Probably Autoliv.
 

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Ford announced a recall of over 154,000 vehicles in North America due to older air bags that have the potential to explode on Thursday.
what makes them go boom on Thursday specifically?
 

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What if the replacement air bag becomes unsafe ? then what ? maybe it is safer to just remove the air bag and motor on !
 

 
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