2005-2014 Ford Mustang added to Takata airbag recall

2013 Ford Shelby GT500

Ford is expanding their safety recalls related to the defective Takata airbag inflators which have caused widespread recall action across several brands and over a decade of cars.

Auto supplier Takata declared that those inflators are defective, resulting in 1,509,535 vehicles recalled to date.

This expanded recall follows Takata’s notification to the U.S. NHTSA last week specifying additional airbag inflators to be defective, affecting again several automakers across the industry.

For Ford, affected vehicles include the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, 2005-2006 Ford GT sports cars built at Wixom Assembly Plant, 2004 Ford Rangers built at the Edison Assembly Plant and, 2004-2006 Ford Rangers built at the Twin Cities Assembly.

The concerns regard defects in the inflators provided by Takata which can cause metal fragments to injure a driver or passenger when the bag is deployed.

As disclosed in November 2014, Ford is aware of one airbag deployment that might be related to the issue, in which a driver’s leg was injured by a metal fragment when the airbag deployed after a crash. Ford has not seen any other inflator ruptures on Ford vehicles in the field or in testing to date.

A total of 1,490,764 vehicles in North America are now affected by this expanded recall, including 1,380,604 in the United States and federalized territories, 93,207 in Canada and 16,953 in Mexico.

Dealers will replace the airbag inflator at no cost to the customer.

Customers who want to know if their vehicle is included in these recalls can visit www.ford.com and click on safety recalls at the bottom of the page. Customers can then enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.

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Source: Ford Press Release

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