DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 18, 2018 – Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall and is expanding a safety recall for certain Takata airbag inflators in North America. Details are as follows:
2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles for intermittent automatic reversal function in rear door windows
- Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall in North America for approximately 363 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles for intermittent automatic reversal function in rear door windows.
- In the affected vehicles, certain second-row window control modules were manufactured with an incorrect electronic component. If the power-operated window does not automatically reverse when it encounters an obstruction while the window is closing, it may increase the risk of injury.
- Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
- Affected vehicles include:
- 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, Nov. 27, 2017 to Dec. 9, 2017
- 2018 Lincoln Navigator vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, Nov. 27, 2017 to Dec. 7, 2017
- The recall involves approximately 363 vehicles in North America with 361 in the United States and federalized territories and two in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18C01.
- Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the second-row window electronic control module at no cost to the customer.
Safety recall expansion for certain Takata airbag inflators
- As part of the third planned expansion of vehicles included in Takata airbag inflator recalls described in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Takata Coordinated Remedy Order, Ford is expanding its safety recall on vehicles with certain passenger frontal airbag inflators after Takata declared those inflators defective. This action represents primarily a planned expansion of previously recalled vehicles to new geographic regions.
- Affected vehicles include approximately 365,000 2009-10 and 2013 Ford Mustang, 2009-10 Ford Fusion, 2009-10 Ford Ranger, 2009-10 Ford Edge, 2009-10 Lincoln MKZ, 2009-10 Lincoln MKX and 2009-10 Mercury Milan vehicles built in North America.
- Ford is not aware of any injuries associated with the passenger side frontal inflators included in this safety recall.
- Affected vehicles include:
- 2009-10 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Feb. 27, 2008 to March 5, 2010
- 2013 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Oct. 26, 2011 to Jan. 24, 2013
- 2009-10 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 18, 2008 to July 25, 2010
- 2009-10 Ford Ranger vehicles built at Twin Cities Assembly Plant, May 27, 2008 to July 26, 2010
- 2009-10 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, June 16, 2008 to July 1, 2010
- 2009-10 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 19, 2008 to July 25, 2010
- 2009-10 Lincoln MKX vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, June 16, 2008 to July 12, 2010
- 2009-10 Mercury Milan vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 19, 2008 to July 24, 2010
- A total of approximately 364,523 vehicles have been added globally to this expansion, including 327,796 in the United States and federalized territories and 36,727 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S01.
- Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator or module at no cost to the customer.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
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