Ford recalls more than 150K vehicles after losing track of faulty air bags

Ford is recalling more than 150,000 vehicles in North America, after losing track of air bags that can burst and burst. Recalls are part of a worldwide decline from hazardous devices.

The motor said it could not locate 45 obsolete Takata air bags that could be fitted on older Ranger pickup trucks, so it was pulling 153,000 rangers from 2004 to 2006.

In a second small recall, Ford identified about 1,100 other vehicles that could receive dangerous air bags in collision repair.

Those vehicles include some 2004 through 2011 Rangers, some 2005 to 2014 Mustangs, some 2006 Ford GTS, some 2008 through Fusion and some 2007 through 2007 Ford Edge SUVs.

In addition, there are certain 2009 to 2011 Mercury meets, some via 2010 Lincoln MKZs and some via 2007 Lincoln MKX SUVs.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified next month to bring their cars or trucks to dealerships for possible and possible air bag replacement.

Ford said there were no accidents or injuries due to the air bags in question, and it is investigating the vehicles at the request of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Takata air bags have caused at least 27 deaths and 400 injuries worldwide.

Hazardous devices contain the volatile chemical ammonium nitrate, which causes a small explosion by inflating air bags in a collision. However, the chemical can degrade in high heat and humidity, provoking the metal canister to explode.

The problem caused the largest series of auto recall in history, recalling at least 67 million installers and 100 million recall domestically by 19 automakers.

With post wires

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