DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. today said it is recalling 1.9 million vehicles from the 2005 through 2011 model years for defective passenger-side airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.
The recall, prompted by Takata’s declaration last month of defects in 14 million more vehicles, more than triples the number of Ford vehicles ensnared in the debacle. This is Ford’s first recall for passenger-side inflators.
Ford said it is not aware of any injuries linked to the defect. The recall covers the following vehicles: 2007-10 Edge and Lincoln MKX; 2006-11 Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ and Zephyr; 2005-11 Mustang; and 2007-11 Ranger.
All of the Mustangs included in today’s action have been recalled previously for driver-side airbags. Rangers and GTs previously recalled for driver-side airbags are not included in the new recall.
A Ford spokeswoman said the company would work with suppliers to expedite parts necessary to complete repairs as quickly as possible.
The recall covers 1,896,443 vehicles in the U.S., 1,304 in Canada and one in Mexico.