Consumer Alert: Ford airbag recall affecting hundreds of thousands of vehicles

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A huge airbag recall is impacting the Ford Motor Company.

Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators, because they can explode and hurl shrapnel. 782,000 of those vehicles were sold in the US, making them part of the largest series of recalls in the nation’s history.

Worldwide, at least 23 people have been killed by the inflators, which were installed in specific models and model years. Some of the recalls may be limited to specific geographic areas of the US.

Ford says it doesn’t know of any injuries in vehicles included in this recall. Dealers will replace the inflators.

Included are the 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the 2010 and 2011 Ford Ranger, the 2010 to 2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 and 2011 Mercury Milan, and the 2010 to 2014 Ford Mustang.

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