Ford Vehicles Recalled Due to Concerns over Airbag Safety

Nearly 700 vehicles may be equipped with defective airbags

Ford Vehicles Recalled Due to Concerns over Airbag Safety
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May 24, 2016

The Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for several vehicles that may contain faulty airbags.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ford Flex, 2008 and 2010-2012 Ford Taurus, 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X, 2008 Mercury Sable, 2009 and 2011 Lincoln MKS vehicles.

The driver frontal airbag on the affected vehicles may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. An improperly inflated airbag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Approximately 700 vehicles are included in this recall.

Ford will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver's frontal air bag module, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 13, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.