Defective Takata Airbags Prompt Ford to Recall 816,000 Vehicles, Toyota 544,000
Both automakers are expanding on previous lists of recalled vehicles
Vehicle manufacturers Toyota and Ford are expanding their lists of vehicles that have been recalled in order to repair defective Takata airbags.
Ford—one of whose vehicles was involved in one out of 11 deaths related to the airbags—is now recalling 816,000 vehicles, while Toyota is recalling 544,000.
Ford's expansion includes the following vehicles:
- Model year 2005 to 2009 and 2012 Ford Mustang
- Model year 2005 to 2006 Ford GT
- Model year 2006 to 2009 and 2012 Ford Fusion
- Model year 2007 to 2009 Ford Ranger
- Model year 2007 to 2009 Ford Edge
- Model year 2006 to 2009 and 2012 Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ vehicles
- Model year 2007 to 2009 Lincoln MKX
- Model year 2006 to 2009 Mercury Milan
Meanwhile, Toyota's expansion covers the following:
- Model year 2008 to 2009 and 2012 Scion xB vehicles
- Model year 2009 and 2012 Toyota Corolla
- Model year 2009 and 2012 Toyota Corolla Matrix
- Model year 2007 to 2009 and 2012 Toyota Yaris vehicles
- Model year 2012 Toyota 4Runner
- Model year 2012 Toyota Sienna
- Model year 2006 to 2009 and 2012 Lexus IS250/350
- Model year 2012 Lexus IS250C/350C
- Model year 2008 to 2009 and 2012 Lexus IS-F
- Model year 2007 to 2009 and 2012 Lexus ES350
- Model year 2012 Lexus GX460
- Model year 2012 Lexus LFA
Ford intends to inform customers when parts become available, and its dealers will replace the defective inflators at that time. Owners of affected Toyota vehicles will be notified by first class mail beginning in February, and depending on the model in question, dealers will replace either the air bag assembly or the affected inflator at no charge.
The huge Takata airbag recall now affects more than 42 million vehicles produced by 19 different automakers.