Vehicles Affected: Approximately 700 model-year 2009-12 Ford Flex SUVs, 2008 and 2010-12 Taurus sedans, 2008-09 Taurus X sedans, 2008 Mercury Sable sedans, and 2009 and 2011 Lincoln MKS sedans
The Problem: The driver frontal airbag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment during a high-speed crash, increasing the risk of an injury. This latest action is an expansion of a previous recall for the same issue. Ford previously stated that the problem does not affect primary-stage airbag deployment, nor is it related to the massive ongoing recall of airbags manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp. The automaker is not aware of any related reported accidents or injuries.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the driver frontal airbag module, as necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ford will begin notifying owners on June 13. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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