Everyone has heard of the Tacata airbag crisis that identified millions of vehicles around the world — from many different manufacturers — which were at risk of having their airbags explode. Millions of cars have since been recalled over the few years, and you’d think that automakers would have recalled all of them by now. However, Ford recently announced that it will recall several hundred more cars due to the risk that airbag problems could kill the occupants riding inside these cars and trucks.
Surprisingly, many of the recalled vehicles were built in 2017 and 2018. Many of the recalled vehicles were built at a Kentucky-based facility that manufactures Ford vehicles. Others were manufactured in Flat Rock, Hermosillo and Oakville.
The recalled cars were built from in the years 2009-2010, 2013 and 2017-2018. The affected models include, the Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Mustang, Ford Fusion, Ford Edge, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ.
According to Ford, the additional recalls weren’t just related to defective airbag inflators. They also related to a problem in the electronic components of the second-row window controls in these vehicles. The problem could result in the windows failure to auto-reverse if an object — like a human arm or a head — obstructs the window, which could cause an injury.
If you or your family member own a Ford vehicle, you might want to investigate to determine if the recall affects your car. Also, if you feel that a defective Ford vehicle caused you or your family member’s injury or death, be sure to investigate further to determine if you may have the right to seek financial restitution in court.
Source: wave3.com, “Ford issues recall on KY plant trucks, expands recall on cars with Takata airbag inflators,” Erin O’Neil, Jan. 19, 2018