Ford recalls 1.9 million cars with Takata airbags

Michael Martinez
The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday issued a safety recall for approximately 1.9 million vehicles equipped with defective Takata passenger-side front airbag inflators.

The Dearborn automaker’s latest recall follows Takata’s notification to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that is impacting millions of vehicles at automakers across the country.

The affected Ford vehicles are:

■ 2007-2010 Edge

■ 2006-2011 Fusion

■ 2005-2011 Mustang

■ 2007-2011 Ranger

■ 2007-2010 Lincoln MKX

■ 2006-2011 Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr and Mercury Milan

All of the affected vehicles were built in North America. Ford is not aware of any injuries related to the vehicles.

A total of 1,898,728 vehicles now are affected by this safety recall, including 1,896,443 in the United States and federalized territories, 1,304 in Canada and one in Mexico, Ford said.

Dealers will replace the inflator for free.

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