— Ford is recalling nearly 328,000 vehicles as part of a Takata airbag recall expansion of 3.3 million airbag inflators at risk of exploding when they deploy, even in a minor crash.
The passenger airbags are at risk of exploding due to a combination of age, moisture and the condition of the metal inflators. At least 21 people have been killed worldwide and more than 200 injured.
As of November 2017, 19 automakers had recalled about 46 million Takata inflators in about 34 million vehicles. By 2019, as many as 70 million Takata inflators will have been recalled in the U.S.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) breaks down different parts of the country into "Zones."
- 2013 Ford Mustang
The Mustang is recalled if sold or ever registered in these "Zone A" states:
Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- 2010 Ford Edge
- 2010 Ford Fusion
- 2010 Ford Mustang
- 2010 Ford Ranger
- 2010 Lincoln MKX
- 2010 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ
- 2010 Mercury Milan
Those Ford and Lincoln vehicles are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in these "Zone B" states:
Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
- 2009 Ford Edge
- 2009 Ford Fusion
- 2009 Ford Mustang
- 2009 Ford Ranger
- 2009 Lincoln MKX
- 2009 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ
- 2009 Mercury Milan
The above vehicles are recalled in "Zone C" states:
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The recall is expected to begin February 19, 2018, when Ford dealers will notify owners to have the passenger frontal airbag inflators replaced.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S01.
Keep up with the latest airbag news by checking out the CarComplaints.com Takata consumer guide.