Santa Clara, CA: Ford has issued a recall of approximately 32,000 2016-2017 Ford Edge, 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX and 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles in North America, including Canada. The Ford Takata Airbag Recall includes models that were built between November 11, 2014 and February 15, 2017.
The recall results from Takata airbags that don't inflate properly, however the problem is not the same as the Takata exploding airbags.
The issue involves the deployment of Takata front driver airbag. There are misaligned components that may cause the airbag to only partially fill. The airbag cushion might also separate from the airbag module. This presents a safety risk for occupants in the event of a collision.
Ford has stated that it will notify owners of the issue and have them return to dealerships for installation of the replacement part.