Ford Issues Recall for 27,530 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and Continental Vehicles Due to Air Bag Defect

the driver's frontal air bag may not fully inflate or the air bag cushion may detach from the air bag module during a crash

Ford Issues Recall for 27,530 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and Continental Vehicles Due to Air Bag Defect
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March 7, 2017

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for approximately 27,530 model year 2016-2017 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, and model year 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles.

In the event of a crash, the driver's frontal air bag on the affected vehicles may not fully inflate or the air bag cushion may detach from the air bag module. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

If the air bag does not fully inflate or the cushion detaches during employment, there is an increased risk of passenger injury during a crash.

Ford will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and local Ford and Lincoln dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag module free of charge.

Ford says that remedy parts for this recall are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the safety recall during the month of March 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when the necessary parts are available, currently expected to be in August 2017.

For further information, contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 17C02.